Robotic Surgery Services

Services Offered - Multispecialty Robotic Surgery Center

Our multi-disciplinary team specializes in the following service areas:


The colorectal surgeons at GBMC offer robotic procedures for individuals affected by malignant and benign conditions of the anus, rectum and colon.

Segmental Colon Resection: Surgeons remove abnormal tissue and some healthy tissue from either side of the affected area. Usually about one-quarter to one-third of the colon is removed depending on the location of the affected tissue. In most cases, the remaining sections of the colon are reattached and regular bowel function is restored.

Rectopexy: This surgery is used to correct rectal prolapse, a condition where the muscles that hold the rectum in place are weakened. During the procedure, the sides of the rectum are lifted and are secured to the lower backbone to hold it in place.

Low Anterior Resection: This procedure is used to treat rectal cancers. During the resection, surgeons attempt to remove the tumor without affecting the anus. The colon is then reattached to the anus and rectum, allowing waste to leave the body in a normal manner.


GBMC's gynecologic robotic surgeons are among the most experienced in the region:
  • They have performed more minimally invasive and robotic gynecologic procedures than any other community hospital in Maryland
  • They have given award-winning research presentations on robotic surgical techniques at national scientific meetings and are regularly invited to teach or present their research at institutions across the country
  • The gynecologic surgeons have extensive training in robotic surgery and are able to treat a variety of benign and malignant conditions, including fibroids, endometriosis and early stage ovarian cancer.
Hysterectomy: Depending on the condition being treated, the surgeon may perform a radical hysterectomy, which involves the removal of the cervix, uterus and upper vagina, or a simple hysterectomy, which is removal of the uterus and cervix only.

Resection of Endometriosis: This procedure removes endometrial tissue for the treatment of endometriosis.

Presacral Neurectomy: This procedure is used to treat pelvic pain. The surgeon cuts the nerves that carry pain impulses from the uterus to the brain.

Myomectomy: This procedure is used to remove uterine fibroids.

Bilateral Salpingo Oopherectomy: This procedure removes both ovaries and fallopian tubes. It's performed most commonly on patients who have a high risk of developing endometrial or ovarian cancer.

Radical Trachelectomy: This procedure is similar to a hysterectomy, however parts of the uterus and vagina are preserved to spare the patient's ability to carry children.

Head and Neck

The robotic surgeons of Johns Hopkins Head and Neck Surgery at GBMC are world-renowned and are focused on continued innovation and development of new techniques to provide patients with the leading-edge treatment options that maximize quality of life.

GBMC's renowned head and neck surgeons were among the first community hospital physicians in the country to treat glottic cancer utilizing Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS). TORS can be used to treat certain benign and malignant tumors of the mouth and throat.

This revolutionary procedure allows surgeons increased access to the tight confines of the throat, allowing for a more precise surgery with significantly reduced side effects. Patient benefits of TORS include:
  • No routine tracheostomy during surgery
  • Earlier return to oral intake
  • Improved functional and swallowing outcomes
  • No cutting of lower lip or jaw
  • Shorter hospitalization
  • Reduced risk of infection
Due to our affiliation with the Milton J Dance, Jr. Head and Neck Center every head and neck cancer patient is offered a coordinated plan of care from diagnosis through treatment, recovery and rehabilitation. Each patients' physical and emotional needs are addressed through programs and services with the primary goal of optimizing patient's quality of life by providing team intervention through:
  • Head and neck tumor board and patient care interdisciplinary conferences
  • Speech pathology, nursing, psychosocial and nutritional rehabilitation services
  • Counseling and education for patients and family members
  • Discharge planning and home health care coordination
  • Patient and family support groups
  • Nutrition Lecture Series
  • Ongoing patient educational programs
  • Oral Cancer Screenings
  • Voice Screenings


GBMC's fellowship-trained urogynecologists offer women two common robotic procedures:

Hysterectomy: Depending on the condition being treated, the surgeon may perform a radical hysterectomy, which involves the removal of the cervix, uterus and upper vagina, or a simple hysterectomy, which is removal of the uterus and cervix only.

Sacrocolpopexy: This procedure is performed to correct pelvic organ prolapse. During this surgery, mesh is used to anchor the cervix to the sacral bone (the bone located in the upper back of the pelvis.) This lifts the vagina and bladder into their correct position.

GBMC's urologic surgeons offer unparalleled expertise in performance of a variety of minimally invasive bladder and kidney procedures, including prostatectomy and excision of renal tumors. GBMC surgeons also performed the first robotic bladder surgery in the state of Maryland.

The goal of robotic urologic surgery is to treat disorders of the urinary tract with as little disruption as possible to the patient's body. Robotic surgery is optimal for treating conditions affecting areas such as the prostate because surgeons are able to navigate delicate nerves and blood vessels surrounding the prostate to minimize damage and side effects.


Our urologic robotic surgeons offer these procedures:

Partial Nephrectomy: This procedure removes kidney tumors, while leaving the rest of the kidney intact, which maximizes post-operative kidney function.

Radical Cystectomy: This procedure is used to treat muscle invasive or aggressive bladder cancer. During the surgery, the entire bladder plus regional lymph nodes are removed.

Partial Cystectomy: In this procedure, the tumor and a small amount of the bladder are removed, but the patient is able to maintain normal bladder function.

Prostatectomy: This procedure involves removing the entire prostate and seminal vesicles in men with prostate cancer.

Pyeloplasty: This procedure removes a blockage occurring where the kidney meets the ureter.
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