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Minimally Invasive Robotic Transplant Surgery

Surgery team looking down while performing a procedure

Dedicated Team with New Technology

We’re pioneers in using technology to provide patient-centered transplant care.

Building on our transplant center’s legacy of innovation, today we are transforming the field by utilizing robotic technology to assist in the operating room. Our minimally invasive transplant surgery team specializes in kidney, liver and pancreas transplants.

This approach to transplant surgery delivers many benefits:

  • Smaller incisions and less scarring
  • Expanded access to organs
  • Faster recovery for kidney transplant recipients, helping them get back to normal lives with shorter hospital stays
  • Faster recovery for living liver donors and living kidney donors, making it easier to donate organs with shorter hospital stays

Not all patients are candidates for minimally invasive surgery. The decision will be made by the patient, transplant surgeon and other members of the care team.

Innovative Surgeon Guides the Program

A Hume-Lee surgeon was the first surgeon on the East Coast to complete a successful robotic-assisted kidney transplant.

The surgeon implanted a kidney using the da Vinci Surgical System’s robotic arms, without hand assistance.

Our minimally invasive program underscores our ongoing commitment to develop and lead the field of transplantation with cutting-edge surgical technology. What’s more, we’ve expanded our medical training for the next generation of transplant surgeons to include a robotics fellowship.

To learn more or to make an appointment in our multi-disciplinary clinic, call (804) 828-4104 to speak with a nurse coordinator.