Robotic Surgery

EvergreenHealth Surgical Care offers pioneering medical technology and remains on the forefront of minimally-invasive surgical techniques. Our physicians were among the first in the Puget Sound area to perform robot-assisted surgery using the da Vinci Surgical System. The da Vinci system uses advanced robotics allowing surgeons to operate through dime-sized abdominal incisions, sparing patients needless pain, recovery time and scarring.

Our specialists monitor the surgery through a tiny endoscope camera providing 3-D images and magnifying the area up to 10 times its size. A control console allows surgeons to direct robotic "arms" to perform precise movements with a range of motion greater than the human hand -- all the while compensating for natural hand tremor. Together, these technological advancements provide da Vinci surgeons with unparalleled precision, dexterity and control in many complex surgical procedures.

In some cases, we offer single-site incision which provides an even less invasive procedure for the patient.

Remember: The da Vinci surgery never places a robot at the controls. Your surgeon is controlling every aspect of the surgery with the assistance of the da Vinci robotic platform.


The benefits of da Vinci are clear from the surgeon’s point of view. With da Vinci, a physician can perform operations that might otherwise be impossible. But the advantage of da Vinci is even more pronounced for the patient. After da Vinci surgery, patients can expect:

  • Faster recovery
  • Less pain and trauma to the body
  • Minimized scarring
  • More precise surgery
  • Less blood loss
  • Less risk of infection
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Higher patient satisfaction


The da Vinci Surgery System is amazingly versatile and can be used to treat a variety of medical problems. At EvergreenHealth Surgical Care, we use the da Vinci for gallbladder and colorectal surgeries when indicated.


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