Robotic-Assisted Surgery

The Right Technology in the Right Hands

“I am in surgical equipment sales and am familiar with most of the hospitals and surgeons in Connecticut. When I learned I needed to have my gallbladder removed, I immediately chose Dr. Philip Corvo and Saint Mary's Hospital for my surgery. Dr Corvo used the new Single Site and FireFly techniques for my surgery. I only have one tiny scar inside my bellybutton.” –LS

At Saint Mary’s, we’re serious about robotic-assisted surgery because the benefits to patients like you are extraordinary. It’s not only minimally invasive it’s more precise surgery. It is the future of surgery.

Saint Mary’s Hospital has one of the largest robotic-assisted surgery programs in New England. In fact, we’ve performed more single incision, virtually scarless gallbladder surgeries than any other Connecticut hospital. But it’s more than extraordinary technology at work: it’s extraordinary doctors, expert at making you feel safe and confident about your surgery.

The Benefits of Robotic-Assisted Surgery

You may benefit from minimally invasive procedures in a number of ways, including:

  • Faster recovery
  • Fewer blood transfusions & less blood loss
  • Less pain
  • Less risk of infection
  • Less scarring
  • A quicker return to normal daily activities
  • Shorter hospital stay

Our Robotic-Assisted Surgery Specialties

As a leader in robotic-assisted surgery, Saint Mary’s addresses a variety of procedures and conditions, including:


• Hysterectomy

Cervical cancer


Uterine cancer

Uterine fibroids

Uterine prolapse

• Menorrhagia (excessive bleeding)

General Surgery

Gallstones and gallbladder disease

• Colon Surgery

Bariatric surgery

• Single-incision surgery

• Intestinal surgery


• Prostate cancer

• Bladder cancer

• Urinary obstruction

• Kidney cancer

Saint Mary’s continues to perform more and more types of minimally invasive surgery with robotic assistance. Talk with your doctor about whether you’re a candidate.

The Latest Technology

Our skilled surgeons operate the da Vinci® Si Surgical System, a robotic-assisted surgical tool with a full range of high-tech features to offer you the best possible outcomes, particularly in urologic surgery, gynecological surgery and general surgery.

Saint Mary’s is one of only two hospitals in Connecticut to use single-incision gallbladder surgery, and Firefly fluorescence imaging technology for colorectal surgery, which works seamlessly with the da Vinci Surgical System to provide real time, image-guided, images that are typically invisible to other surgeons.

Several of Saint Mary’s surgeons are also robotic surgery instructors. Surgeons from other hospitals come to Saint Mary’s to learn how to operate using the da Vinci robot, and our surgeons also go to other hospitals to train their surgeons.

Read more about whether robotic-assisted surgery at Saint Mary’s might be right for you.

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