Less really IS more
Smaller incisions, less blood loss, shorter length of recovery and hospital stay, plus lower rates of infection: with new robotic technology in our operating rooms, less really is more.
At Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, we're committed to providing innovative and safe alternatives to traditional open surgery, whenever possible. Whether we're using state-of-the art robotic-assisted technology, minimally invasive laproscopic techniques, or 3D planning functionality for precision and accuracy, we want you to explore and understand all of your options.
While minimally invasive surgery effectively reduces recovery time and gives surgeons greater control, it may not be for everyone. Sometimes traditional open surgery provides surgeons better access to the area to be treated, and sometimes a patient's age, physical condition and surgical history may necessitate open surgery.
Robotic General Surgery
The robotic surgical system is a tool that utilizes advanced, robotic technologies to assist your surgeon with your operation. The magnified, high-resolution, three-dimensional view the surgeon experiences enables him/her to perform precise and complex surgery through very small surgical incisions.LEARN MORE
Spinal Surgery Technology
LCRH is one of only three hospitals in the state offering advanced spinal surgery technology. The platform combines pre-operative planning tools, analytics, and 3D navigation, giving LCRH neurosurgeons greater accuracy during spinal surgeries.
Gynecological Robotic Surgery
Many traditional open gynecological surgeries are now able to be performed using the surgical robot offering patients the potential benefits of: significantly less pain, less blood loss, fewer complications, less scarring, a shorter hospital stay, and a faster return to normal daily activities.LEARN MORE
What's in it for you?
Because robotic surgery allows for smaller incisions and provides your doctor with unparalleled precision during an operation, many patients experience less pain, shortened recovery times and fewer complications.
Examples of surgeries currently being performed with robotic-assisted technology include:
- Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder)
- Inguinal hernia repair
- Ventral and incisional hernia repair
- Paraesophageal hernia repair
- Nissen fundoplication
- Gastric sleeve
- Gastric bypass
- Gastric resection
Lake Cumberland's NEW Surgical Robot
Named for Pulaski County native, Rosie the Riveter, Rosie (the robot) is located tableside in the operating room and 100% controlled by a surgeon. She allows a surgeon's hand movements to be scaled, filtered and translated into precise movements of micro-instruments at the surgical site; often providing faster recovery times and fewer complications for patients undergoing surgery.