Standard, Minimally Invasive and Robotic Procedures
Rancho Springs Medical Center offers surgery, using minimally invasive, robotic and traditional procedures. The surgery center features technologically advanced operating rooms, pre-op and recovery areas as well as an endoscopy center. In-house anesthesia services include 24-hour acute pain management for our patients. The services and procedures available at Rancho Springs are:
- Ear, Nose Throat surgery
- Hand and Foot surgery
- General surgery (including robotic procedures)
- Gynecological surgery (including robotic procedures)
- Orthopedic surgery (The Southwest Healthcare System offers orthopedic surgery at Inland Valley Hospital)
- Spine surgery
- Sports-injury-related procedures
- Total hip and knee joint procedures (The Southwest Healthcare System offers orthopedic surgery at Inland Valley Hospital)
- Urological surgery (including robotic procedures)
- Vascular surgery
In addition to standard open surgery, surgeons at Rancho Springs have special expertise in laparoscopic or minimally invasive surgery.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Many procedures can be done with tiny incisions, known as minimally invasive surgery. This type of surgery may lead to faster healing and less scarring. Using advanced technology, surgeons make small pencil-sized holes in the body while video equipment is used to provide a magnified view of the surgical site. Instruments are used to perform the surgery through the incisions; this usually results in smaller scars, less time in the hospital and a faster recovery and return to work and daily activities.
Minimally invasive surgery usually results in quicker healing and less scarring. Surgeons make small pencil-sized holes in the body and insert small video cameras to provide magnified views and help them guide small surgical instruments through the body to the surgery site, where the surgery is completed. Because the procedure is performed through the small incisions, patients experience smaller scars and quicker recoveries.
Robotic surgery is a method in which the procedure is performed using small tools attached to a robotic arm, which the surgeon controls with a computer. Small incisions are made to insert the instruments into your body. A thin tube with a camera attached to the end of it enables the surgeon to view enlarged 3-D images of the body as the surgery is being performed. The robot matches the doctor's hand movements. Robotic procedures may result in a faster recovery and less time in the hospital.
Surgeons at Rancho Springs were the first in the region to use the da Vinci® Surgical System. They can perform robotic procedures in a number of specialties including gynecology, urology and general surgery.