UMC has firmly established its position as a statewide leader in clinical technology, providing our community with access to advanced procedures and diagnostic tools. UMC remains committed to elevating the level of care available in Nevada, introducing innovative new technologies to promote the best possible medical outcomes for our patients. Please review the information on this page for details about many of the groundbreaking clinical systems and procedures available at UMC.
da Vinci Xi Robotic Surgery
With the groundbreaking da Vinci Xi Surgical System, UMC's Robotic Surgery Program offers a wide range of minimally invasive procedures. The da Vinci system offers advanced robotic, computer and optical technologies to provide new levels of precision for surgeons.
UMC’s da Vinci Xi has broad capabilities, with the adaptability to be used across an array of surgeries in urology, gynecology and general surgery. Minimally invasive robotic surgery offers a number of significant advantages, especially for pediatric patients, including reduced risks of complications, improved recovery times, and shorter hospital stays. When compared to open surgery, robotic procedures typically result in smaller incisions with minimal scarring, less blood loss, and a reduced need for narcotic pain medications.
UMC Children's Hospital is also home to Nevada's first Pediatric Robotic Surgery program, with a highly specialized team of robotic surgeons who have dedicated careers to saving and improving young lives.
Need help connecting with a UMC robotic surgeon? Contact our UMC Physician Connect team today at 702-383-2060.
ROSA Robotic Knee Replacement
UMC recently introduced the ROSA robotic knee replacement system, further supporting the hospital's advanced orthopedic surgical services. Unlike traditional knee replacement methods, with ROSA Robotics, a series of X-rays may be used to create a 3D model of your knee anatomy. This 3D model will allow your surgeon to personalize the surgical approach for your unique anatomy.
During your procedure, ROSA utilizes a camera and optical trackers attached to your leg to know exactly where your knee is in space. Think of it like a very detailed global positioning system (GPS) that you might use in your car. If your leg moves even a fraction of an inch, the robot can tell and adjusts accordingly. This helps ensure that the plan your surgeon put into place is executed as intended.
Patients can potentially save money on their ROSA robotic surgery, as the system does not require the use of CT scans. In addition, the system offers reduced exposure to radiation, increased accuracy when compared to traditional knee replacements, and better implant positioning, which can result in a more natural-feeling knee after surgery.
To connect with a UMC orthopedic surgeon who is specially trained on the ROSA system, please contact our UMC Physician Connect team at 702-383-2060.
Ion Robotic Lung Biopsy System
UMC, in partnership with UNLV Medicine, recently became the first and ONLY hospital in the state to introduce the groundbreaking Ion system, a robotic-assisted platform for minimally invasive lung biopsy procedures. This technology now plays a vital role in the lifesaving efforts of UMC’s Interventional Pulmonology Program, the only program of its kind in Nevada.
Providing new levels of precision, reach and stability when compared to traditional bronchoscopy biopsy techniques, the Ion system helps address a challenging aspect of lung biopsies. The system allows physicians to collect tissue samples from smaller targets deep within the lung to help detect cancer. While it can be difficult to diagnose early-stage lung cancer, the Ion system helps physicians obtain tissue samples to facilitate an early diagnosis.
During biopsy procedures with the Ion robotic platform, the physician uses a controller to navigate to the target along a planned path. The system maps out the patient’s lungs, providing valuable information to guide physicians. The inserted catheter can articulate 180 degrees in any direction, allowing it to pass through small, difficult-to-navigate airways and around tight bends so it can reach all segments of the lung. During navigation, Ion’s peripheral vision probe also provides direct vision through a nearby monitor.
For more information about the Ion platform and UMC’s Interventional Pulmonology Program, please call UMC’s Oncology team at 702-667-7687.
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