Leading the Way in Robotic Surgery

By combining an advanced skill-set, surgical innovation and proven leadership, surgeons at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) are providing patients with surgical procedures that are as minimally invasive as possible. Robotic surgery enables our surgeons to operate through a few tiny incisions instead of a long incision used for traditional open surgery.


PAMF patient. Gwen had uterine fibroids removed through robotic surgery, and four months later was pregnant with twins. Watch a video about Gwen's experience.

Learn more about robotic surgery at PAMF.

What Is Robotic Surgery?

Robotic surgery provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting a surgeon's hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. It enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision. Robotic surgery patients can often return to normal activity within a couple weeks, versus several weeks for conventional open surgery.

In robotic surgery, the surgeon uses a computer-enhanced surgical instrument to perform incredibly precise, minimally invasive procedures that translate into less pain and blood loss and a quicker recovery time.