Less Pain. Faster Recovery.

CHI St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock, Arkansas, uses the most advanced robotic-assisted surgical technology available with the da Vinci Xi robotic system. Designed to further advance the technology used in minimally invasive surgery, it puts the surgeon’s hands at the controls to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision. This means less pain and a quicker recovery time.


Our Surgeons. 

We have seven surgeons who have specialty training in robotic assisted surgery. Click here to see our list of surgeons.

The system can be used across a spectrum of minimally invasive surgical procedures and has been optimized for multi-quadrant surgeries in the areas of colorectal and general surgery as well as urology. Using robotic controls, which manipulate surgical instruments at the operating table, a surgeon can precisely maneuver instruments allowing experienced surgeons a wider degree of motion to perform an operation.

Our skilled surgeons and the daVinci robotic system. Together we're better.

Robotic assisted surgery is a minimally invasive surgical technique that allows doctors to use very small surgical instruments and a series of tiny incisions. Using one of the two robotic systems at CHI St. Vincent Infirmary, the surgeon controls every motion of the robotic arms which can rotate and move in any direction, extending the range of the surgeon’s expert touch while still using laparoscopic techniques. Unlike standard laparoscopy, in which surgeons operate through small incisions and are limited in how much they can angle or turn their instruments, the daVinci system allows an experienced surgeon to have more freedom of motion to perform an operation within a small space in the body. Because it can be performed with these small incisions and with pinpoint accuracy, many patients can benefit from less surgical trauma, minimal scarring, and faster recovery times than with traditional open surgery.

CHI St. Vincent has invested in the da Vinci Xi Robotic System. An advanced system of four robotic arms and an ergonomic console, the first arm holds an HD 3D camera that magnifies the surgeon’s view and allows for exacting precision. Tiny instruments are mounted on the other three robotic arms, allowing the surgeon maximum range and precise movement.  

Robot assisted surgery offers an effective, minimally invasive alternative to both open surgery and laparoscopy, helping to improve clinical outcomes and redefine standards of care. Robotic assisted surgery allows patients to get back to life faster. In fact, recovery times are a fraction of what they are with traditional surgery.

The advantages include:

  • Fewer complications, including lower risk of surgical site infection.
  • Less pain and blood loss.
  • Quicker recovery.
  • Smaller, less noticeable scars.
  • Typically less trauma to the body.
  • Often less need for pain medication.
  • Enhanced precision, flexibility and control for surgeons during operations.
  • Delicate and complex procedures that may have been difficult or impossible with traditional surgical techniques.

Learn more about the da Vinci Robotic System.