da Vinci® Robotic Surgery for Children 


Wolfson Children’s Hospital and Baptist Medical Center are leaders in minimally invasive surgery. Two da Vinci robots, including the latest da Vinci S-Robot available, are used in pediatric procedures.

Baptist Health brought the first da Vinci Robotic Surgical System to our region. Our surgeons are the area’s most experienced in its use and have performed hundreds of da Vinci procedures.

The da Vinci system is used in certain procedures for children. Ask your child’s doctor to refer you to a da Vinci surgeon at Wolfson Children’s Hospital.

da Vinci Pediatric Procedures

The da Vinci Surgical System enables the surgeon to use a minimally invasive approach to reduce trauma, minimize the incision size and reduce scarring. It provides advantages in motion scaling and tremor reduction, resulting in improved accuracy during procedures involving children’s small anatomies.

    Pediatric procedures using da Vinci are:
  • Pyeloplasty to repair a blockage between the kidney and ureter.
  • Urethral re-implantation to change how an abnormally positioned ureter connects with the bladder.
  • Cholecystectomy to remove the gallbladder.

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