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UI Health surgeons are pioneers in the field of robotic surgery and were the first in the world to perform dozens of robotic procedures. As one of the most advanced robotic surgery programs in the world, we are recognized for excellence in safety, efficacy, and efficiency in performing minimally invasive procedures. Our patients have superior outcomes and shorter lengths of stay, which lowers their cost. Today, UI Health is a global destination for patients requiring the most advanced interventions for complex diseases and cancers of the colon, kidney, liver, lung, pancreas, stomach, and urinary tract.

WORLDWIDE LEADERS IN ROBOTIC SURGERY

When Brian Schoenborn needed an advanced surgery called a Whipple procedure to treat his pancreatic cancer, he turned to Dr. Pier C. Giulianotti at UI Health. Dr. Giulianotti was the first surgeon in the world to perform a Whipple surgery with a robotic technique.


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MEET THE DIVISION CHIEF

Dr. Pier Cristoforo Giulianotti is the Chief of the Division of General, Minimally Invasive, and Robotic Surgery at UI Health. Dr. Giulianotti is a pioneer and world-renowned surgeon in the field of robotic surgery. He was the first surgeon in the world to perform a significant series of complex robotic procedures, and he has performed thousands of robot-assisted surgeries. He is the Lloyd Nyhus Chair in General, Minimally Invasive, and Robotic Surgery in the University of Illinois College of Medicine.