Mayo Clinic's approach

Collaboration

Mayo Clinic doctors in many specialties are trained in robotic surgery. They work together with staff in other areas to coordinate your care. During your surgery, doctors with expertise in robot-assisted techniques lead a trained surgical team.

A range of procedures

Surgeons and surgical team members who perform robotic-assisted procedures are specially trained to use this technology. Mayo Clinic surgeons perform a wide range of robotic surgeries, including:

  • Robotic abdominal surgery and colon and rectal surgery
  • Robotic arm system for partial knee replacement surgery
  • Robotic cardiovascular surgery
  • Robotic gynecologic surgery
  • Robotic head and neck surgery
  • Robotic spine surgery
  • Robotic urologic surgery

Robotic-Arm Assisted Knee Resurfacing

Watch Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon Cedric J. Ortiguera, M.D., demonstrate how robotic-arm assisted knee resurfacing helps patients who need partial knee replacement.

Not all procedures may be available at each Mayo Clinic location. Talk to your doctor about whether you are a candidate for this type of procedure and where it is available.

Advanced technology and research

People undergoing robot-assisted surgery at Mayo Clinic benefit from Mayo's advanced technology. In addition, Mayo Clinic researchers are committed to developing and sharing new robotic surgery techniques and evaluating their effectiveness.

A surgical team at the operating table during robot-assisted heart surgery Robot-assisted heart surgery team at Mayo Clinic

A Mayo Clinic surgeon and surgical team assist with robot-assisted heart surgery, while another surgeon sits at a remote console controlling the robotic arms.

The Mayo Clinic experience and patient stories

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they've never experienced. See the stories of satisfied Mayo Clinic patients.

Expertise and rankings

Experience

Robotic surgeries are complex procedures that require highly skilled and extensively trained surgeons. Mayo surgeons perform more than 3,000 robotic surgeries each year. This depth of experience helps doctors provide exactly the care you need.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for heart and heart surgery.

Mayo Clinic in Minnesota ranks No. 1 for urology in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., rank among the Best Hospitals for gynecology in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for ear, nose and throat by U.S. News & World Report.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for digestive disorders in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for digestive disorders by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for digestive disorders.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is ranked highly performing for orthopedics.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

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Clinical trials

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