Robotic Surgery

Our goal at Columbus Regional Health is to perform procedures as well as any hospital in the country.

The da Vinci Surgical System ,Mako Smartrobotics and Cone Beam CT Guided Robotic bronchoscopy give us this capability.

We are very proud to be able to offer our patients the benefits that the acquisition of this technology offers.

The minimally invasive surgery we are able to provide leveraging robotic capabilities means smaller incisions, faster healing times, improved patient outcomes and shorter hospital stays.

Faster healing after robotics-assisted surgeries.

Advances in surgical technology have made robotics-assisted surgery the most effective way to accomplish many common procedures in a less invasive and therefore less painful way.

Our use of the robotic system has quickly emerged as a clearly better option, from both a patient’s perspective and from a surgeon’s standpoint, than what many traditional surgeries and conventional laparoscopic procedures can offer.

da Vinci Robotic Surgery

Columbus Regional Health is committed to providing our patients the best in surgical care using da Vinci robotic technology for gynecology, urology, and general surgery specialties.

Benefits of this system include:

  • Streamlined setup and positioning
  • Optimized patient-side access
  • Increased range of instrument motion
  • Advanced instrumentation
  • Enhanced visualization 

Almost all of our gynecological procedures are performed with the aid of robotics.

Because hysterectomy is the second most common surgical procedure for women in the U.S., this is a predictable need in our community. Some estimates say that one third of women in the U.S. will have a hysterectomy by age 60.

In order to provide state-of-the-art care in this arena, our gynecological surgeons all operate with the aid of robotics. They have gained comprehensive experience in the use of robotic surgery and are able to treat a wide range of gynecological conditions and cancer.

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Robotic orthopedic surgery

Columbus Regional Health is pleased to offer Mako SmartRobotics – a state-of the-art robotically-assisted surgical system designed to enhance partial and total joint replacement procedures. 

Orthopedic surgeons at CRH offer a true team approach to joint replacement comprised of surgeons and surgical support staff, advanced technology, therapies and patient input, to ensure the best possible outcomes.

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ION program for advanced lung care

The Columbus Regional Health Lung Institute has launched its latest state-of-the-art technology program used to biopsy and diagnose potential lung cancer earlier and in a minimally invasive manner.

CRH is the first health system in Indiana to offer Robotic Navigation and Cone Beam CT with Augmented Fluoroscopy to diagnose lung cancer earlier. Cone Beam CT Guided Robotic bronchoscopy is a huge next step for the CRH pulmonary program, which is led by Lung Institute director and interventional pulmonologist Dr. Deepankar Sharma. 

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Surgical mastery, close to home

Robotics technology brings a heightened level of skill and proficiency to every surgeon’s natural capabilities. With surgeons qualified to operate using this system here at CRH, rest assured you’ll be receiving world-class level care, right here in Columbus, Indiana.

Testimonial: Dr. Sonderman's Story

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When Dr. Tom Sonderman was diagnosed with a urologic problem, he sought the care and treatment of Columbus Regional Health Urology. When it was determined the best course of action would be to remove his prostate, Dr. John Francis and his team used state-of-the-art robotic surgery to perform the procedure.

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Our Robotic Surgery Physicians

Albers, George 2015  George Albers, MD
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Cory Banaschak DO  Cory Banaschak, DO
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20210802BrendenBarkerMD_8300_al-web  Brenden Barker, MD
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Davis, Dan 2015  Daniel Davis, MD
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Federle, Douglas_12  Douglas Federle, MD
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WEB-20190801JohnFrancisMD_1132_al-300  John Francis, MD
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Haile, Degualle_13_ParkerPortraits  Degaulle Haile, MD
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Justin Lee, MD  Justin Lee, MD
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Lovell, Matthew 2015  Matthew Lovell, MD
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Dr. Deepankar Sharma, MD  Deepankar Sharma, MD
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tannenbaum-eric-2018_web[1]  Eric Tannenbaum, MD
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Williams_Brian_2015  Brian Williams, MD
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