At Saint Anne’s Hospital Center for Robotic-Assisted Surgery, minimally invasive robotic technologies allow our experienced surgeons to perform a wide range of common and advanced procedures more efficiently and precisely.


Director of Surgical Programs:
Orthopedics and Spine


Robotic Surgery

Robotic-assisted Surgery at Saint Anne's Hospital

Surgeons today have more tools at their fingertips than ever before. Robotic-assisted surgery allows surgeons to perform procedures more precisely with multiple benefits for patients.

At Saint Anne's Hospital, we are leading the way in robotic-assisted surgery. Our surgeons use state-of-the-art systems designed to help perform more precise, less invasive procedures. In fact, our center in Fall River, MA, offers the region’s widest array of robotic-assisted surgeries and surgical options.

Compared to traditional surgery, minimally invasive techniques can offer numerous potential benefits for most patients. 

Benefits of minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery can include:
  • Faster recovery and shorter hospital stay
  • Fewer stitches and less scarring
  • Lower risk of complications and infections
  • Less blood loss and the need for transfusions
  • Quicker return to normal activities

At Saint Anne's Hospital, our robust robotic surgery program is used for a wide variety of conditions. Learn more here and by watching short videos on this page.

Joint Replacement

Mako© robotic surgery has revolutionized joint replacement surgery. Available for total hip replacement and partial and total knee replacement, the Mako system allows orthopedic surgeons to perform joint replacement procedures with a high degree of precision. Since becoming the first hospital in Massachusetts to offer the Mako system in 2011, Saint Anne's orthopedic surgeons have performed more than 1,200 robotic-assisted joint replacements.

General Surgery

For general surgical procedures, as well as a variety of specialty surgeries, the daVinci Xi robotic-assisted system gives surgeons not only a greater degree of precision but more flexibility when working in very small spaces. Some of the most common robotic-assisted procedures include hernia repair, colorectal surgery, urological surgery (including prostatectomy and kidney surgery), hysterectomy and other gynecological surgery, and bariatric surgery.


Spine Surgery

Saint Anne's became the first hospital in Massachusetts or Rhode Island in 2017 to offer the robotic-assisted Globus ExcelsiusGPSTM system for spine surgery. For patients with spine conditions such degenerative disk disease, fracture, or spinal stenosis, its capabilities in the hands of the neurosurgeon offer patients numerous benefits, including a shorter hospital stay, quicker recovery, and faster return to doing what they love. Our spine surgery team has performed more than 350 robotic-assisted spine procedures since 2017.

Bariatric Surgery

At Saint Anne's Hospital, patients undergoing weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, have the benefit of the region's first robotic-assisted bariatric surgery program using the da Vinci system. With smaller incisions, bariatric patients enjoy a quicker recovery and return to normal activities more quickly than ever before.

For more information about robotic-assisted surgery at Saint Anne's Hospital, contact:

Director of Surgical Programs: Orthopedics and Spine

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  • General surgery, such as hernia repair and colorectal surgery
  • Urological procedures, including prostatectomy and kidney surgery
  • Gynecological surgery, such as hysterectomy
  • Orthopedic surgery, including total hip replacement, partial and total knee replacement, and trauma
  • Spine surgery
  • Bariatric surgery
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