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Single Port Robotic System

UI Health is the only health system in Chicago and one of the first institutions worldwide to employ the Intuitive da Vinci Single Port (SP) Robotic System for urologic surgical procedures.

The state-of-the-art robotic system requires just a single incision site for minimally invasive urologic procedures, providing surgeons with robotic-assisted technology designed for deep and narrow access to tissue in the body. The ability to enter the body through a single, small incision helps surgeons perform more complex procedures.

The SP system includes three, multi-jointed, wristed instruments and a fully wristed 3DHD camera — a first in a robotic system. The instruments and the camera all emerge through a single cannula (tube) and provide 360 degrees of anatomical access.

The SP system enables surgeons to operate through one incision with narrow, deep access for a number of urologic surgical procedures, including:

  • BPH surgery (benign prostatic hyperplasia)
  • Nephrectomy (kidney removal) and partial nephrectomy
  • Prostatectomy (prostate removal)
  • Urethroplasty

The advancement to single-incision robotic surgery means that many of these procedures may be able to performed on an outpatient basis, with patients returning home the same day.

Visit the Department of Urology to learn more about urologic surgical treatments.