Locations

Enloe Endoscopy Clinic

888 Lakeside Village Commons
Chico, CA 95928

Enloe Medical Center’s Perianesthesia Services

1531 Esplanade
Chico, CA 95926

Enloe Outpatient Surgery

888 Lakeside Village Commons, Bldg B
Chico, CA 95973

Enloe Surgical and Procedural Assessment Area (ESPAA)

Fountain Medical Plaza 251 Cohasset Road
Chico, CA 95973

Enloe Robotic Surgery Services

Highly skilled local surgeons perform robotic-assisted surgeries at Enloe Medical Center using the trusted da VinciTM device. This tool allows caregivers to work more effectively for some minimally invasive surgical cases, including:

  • Colorectal robotic surgery
  • General robotic surgery
  • Gynecologic robotic surgery
  • Surgical oncology robotic surgery
  • Urogynecologic robotic surgery

 

What is Robotic-Assisted Surgery?

When some people hear the term "robotic surgery," they imagine a robot operating on a person, but that is not how robotic-assisted surgery works. Instead, surgeons use a system to perform surgery, and they maintain control at all times.

The da VinciTM system used at Enloe offers three arms to hold instruments, a camera to visualize the area that’s being worked on and a station from where the surgeon controls the machine.

This leading-edge technology allows surgeons to perform advanced procedures using minimally invasive approaches. Imagine having a complex abdominal surgery done through only a few small incisions, each the size of a dime or smaller. Robotic-assisted surgery makes it possible.

The machine’s unique arms give surgeons 360 degrees of movement, allowing for better precision and superior agility. The camera also provides a magnified, 3D view of the entire surgical field allowing for better visualization.

What are the Benefits for You?

There are many, including:

  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Less risk of infection
  • Less blood loss
  • Fewer blood transfusions
  • Less pain from incisions
  • Shorter recovery times

 

But we know that sometimes robotic-assisted surgery is not the best choice for patients. That’s why our team also performs open or minimally invasive, non-robotic procedures when that is the best approach. Talk with your doctor about your options and what's best for you.

Meet Our Team

At Enloe, several surgeons are trained on the da VinciTM system. These highly skilled caregivers live and work right here in our community, so you will see them throughout your treatment and follow-up in one of our Enloe specialty clinics.

Learn more about each caregiver:

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    Drs. Voelker and Lobosky honored with 2014 Physician Legacy Award

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    Drs. Voelker and Lobosky honored with 2014 Physician Legacy Award

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    Drs. Voelker and Lobosky honored with 2014 Physician Legacy Award

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    Drs. Voelker and Lobosky honored with 2014 Physician Legacy Award

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