Robotic-Assisted Surgery Services

Covenant Health offers more types of robotic-assisted surgery than anyone in East Tennessee.

Robotic system with surgeon.

Robotic-Assisted Surgery at Covenant Health

Robotic-assisted surgery is a minimally invasive approach, often resulting in less pain, smaller incisions and faster post-operative recovery for the patient.

With this innovative technology, the surgeon views 3D, high-resolution images on a computer screen and uses hand controls to move robotic arms and perform the operation. The interactive robotic arms have greater dexterity than the human wrist and can help the surgeon access hard-to-reach areas of the body. High-resolution cameras and micro-surgical instruments are powered by advanced robotic technology, but all surgical maneuvers are under the direct control of the surgeon.

surgeon in mask looks at robotic surgery instrument

Benefits of Robotic-Assisted Surgery

  • The surgeon can make fine, quick movements, enabling more intricate procedures
  • Patients experience less damage to healthy tissue
  • Patients typically experience less pain, less blood loss and faster post-operative recovery time
  • Allows for smaller incisions, reducing the risk of infection and causing minimal scarring
  • Robotic-assisted surgery provides better overall patient outcomes, allowing patients to return to daily activities more quickly

Frequently Asked Questions

How is the robotic-assisted surgery performed? Is there an actual robot?
Who else is in the operating room during robotic-assisted surgery?
How will I know if I’m a candidate for robotic-assisted surgery?
What procedures are available at Covenant Health?

Our Locations


Methodist Medical Center

  • Hospital
  • Laboratory
  • Emergency Room
female surgeon in scrubs in operating room

Our Team

Our team of specialists is proud to serve the Knoxville area, some of them with more than 20 years experience.

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