da Vinci Robotic Surgery in Central Iowa

Da Vinci robotic surgery at Pella Regional

Robotic surgery is a new category of minimally invasive surgery that Pella Regional offers to patients in the central Iowa area. It allows the surgeon to perform complex surgical procedures using the smallest of incisions with the help of a surgical “robot.” Patients undergoing robotic surgery at Pella Regional have much less to worry about when they choose this surgical option: 

  • Significantly less pain
  • Minimal blood loss and need for transfusion
  • Fewer complications 
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker recovery and return to normal activities
  • Small incisions for minimal scarring

da Vinci Procedures

General Surgery

Pella Regional offers central Iowa residents the option of robotic surgery which is used to treat a wide range of general surgery conditions. Treatments include:

  • Gallbladder removal
  • Lower colon resections
  • Nissan fundoplication (stomach is wrapped around esophagus to prevent reflux)

Gynecologic Surgery 

The skilled surgeons at Pella Regional Health Center perform the following gynecologic surgeries using da Vinci robotic technology:

  • Hysterectomy (removal of the uterus)
  • Oophorectomy (removal of ovaries)
  • Salpingo-oophorectomy (removal of the ovaries and fallopian tubes)
  • Tubal ligation (closing the fallopian tubes to prevent pregnancy)
  • Myomectomy (removal of fibroids, while preserving the uterus)
  • Sacrocolpopexy (procedure to correct prolapse of pelvic floor organs – vagina, uterus, bladder or rectum)

Comparing open hysterectomy incision with da Vinci hysterectomy incisions

Urologic Surgery 

The da Vinci is also used as an effective alternative for complex and delicate urologic surgery. Treatments include:

  • Radical/partial nephrectomy
  • Radical prostatectomy (removal of prostate gland)
  • Pyeloplasty (relieves obstruction at junction between kidney and ureter)

Comparing open surgical incision to da Vinci incisions.

A surgical patient from Pella Regional

Always There for My Questions

“I was very uncomfortable and there was a lot of pressure on my bladder,” said Cynthia.

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Is da Vinci Surgery Right For You?

Only the patient and their doctor can decide whether da Vinci surgery may be right for their surgical procedure. To find out more about surgical options in central Iowa, including da Vinci, patients should talk to their primary care physician.

Patients can also call the following offices for more information:

Pella Regional Gynecology: 641-620-2144

Surgical Associates for Urology: 866-613-4323

Surgical Partners for General Surgery: 641-628-6772

Helping Patients Navigate the Insurance Maze

Most insurance policies today have significantly higher co-pays and deductibles resulting in larger out-of-pocket expenses for you. At Pella Regional, we want to help you be prepared for the cost of your medical procedure. The Patient Advocate helps define the cost and payment process for you before you have your procedure so there are no financial surprises after you leave the hospital. By looking at your specific insurance situation and your doctor's recommended procedure, the Patient Advocate can estimate your actual cost and work with you to find the best method of payment.

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