Minimally Invasive Surgery

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics is a leader in using robotic tools for minimally invasive surgery, performing procedures with smaller incisions and reduced recovery times. The benefits of minimally invasive robotic surgery include:

  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Better patient outcomes
  • Less risk for postoperative infection
  • Less scarring
  • Quicker return to normal daily activities

For surgeons, the advantages of the robotic system—which includes high-definition, three-dimensional images—are increased dexterity, precision and control.
Our minimally invasive procedures include: