The robots are coming
Drs. Tulin Cil, Allan Okrainec, Jason Lee and Tim Jackson

​Surgeons are using robots to perform minimally invasive surgeries – procedures that involve smaller incisions, less pain and better surgical outcomes – which makes a dramatic difference in patient recoveries.

“Robotic surgery is a critical part of the future of surgery. It will further enhance the capabilities of master surgeons,” says Dr. Shaf Keshavjee, Surgeon-in-Chief, Sprott Surgery

A number of sophisticated machines are increasingly being used in complex surgeries that require a high level of precision and control that can’t be done by hand. Surgeons are using robots to perform minimally invasive surgeries – procedures that involve smaller incisions, less pain and better surgical outcomes – which makes a dramatic difference in patient recoveries. Surgeons in the Sprott Department of Surgery are employing a number of innovative technologies in many procedures, from nipple-sparing mastectomies to minimally invasive gastrointestinal (GI), lung, prostate, gynecological and kidney cancer surgeries. The result is a world-class surgical centre that’s pioneering new robotic techniques that are revolutionizing patient care.