A message from Bahareh Nejad, medical director of robotic surgery
Technology in its many forms is having a profound impact on the worlds of medicine and health, and robotic-assisted surgery is certainly one of the biggest areas where technological improvement has helped physicians provide even better care for patients.
UC Davis Health is among the nation’s leaders in this field, and our surgeons have been at the forefront of defining and refining the best uses and techniques for robotic surgery since 2002. Today, we are among the first on the West Coast to use two of the newest robotic surgery systems: One that makes just a single incision and another designed for spine surgery.
Robotic-assisted surgery offers surgeons and their patients a number of advantages. It gives surgeons a precision tool that requires fewer and smaller incisions, and these minimally-invasive procedures generally reduce patients’ scarring, hospital stays, blood loss, infection rates, need for pain medications and recovery times.
These systems also greatly expand what surgeons can see and what they can access during challenging procedures, especially surgeries involving complex body structures or tight spaces.
We have more than 20 highly-trained surgeons and skilled teams who use robotic systems for procedures ranging from prostatectomies to tonsillectomies. As an ob/gyn, I often use these systems for endometriosis treatment, hysterectomies and benign fibroid removal. Our surgeries are backed by large teams of medical experts and by UC Davis’ nation-leading science and medical researchers.
We use all our expertise and experience to provide our patients with compassionate, world-class care. Robotic surgery and minimally invasive procedures are more ways we work to provide the best possible care to every patient who comes through our doors.
Medical Director of Robotic Surgery