Robot-Assisted Surgery in South King County

We are proud to offer robotic surgery capabilities as part of Valley Medical Center's full range of elective, urgent and emergency surgery offerings. Nearly 1000 operations are performed at Valley every month, and our main operating suite includes two dedicated robot-assisted surgery suites.

What is Robotic Surgery?

Robotic surgery has advantages similar to laparoscopy, and allows surgeons to operate with increased precision and accuracy while protecting surrounding tissues and organs.

Our surgeons use a sophisticated robotic platform designed for complex, minimally invasive surgeries. This high-tech system features an ergonomic console where the surgeon views high-definition 3D video from a camera inside the patient. From the console, the surgeon controls four interactive robotic arms equipped with precision instruments. Powered by state-of-the-art robotic technology, the system precisely mimics the movements of the surgeons’ hands while also filtering out even the slightest tremors. 

Benefits of Robotic Surgery Can Include:

  • Minimally invasive, more precise surgery
  • Less pain and blood loss
  • Fewer surgical complications
  • Shorter hospital stays and quicker recovery
  • Smaller, less noticeable scars

An Accredited Surgical Review Corporation Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery

SRC COE Robotic Surgery Badge

Patients can take comfort in knowing that Valley Medical Center has received third-party verification for our exceptional patient care efforts from the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC). SRC’s strict evaluation guidelines prioritize patient safety and continuous quality improvement.

Our status as an accredited Center of Excellence means that Valley has met nationally and internationally recognized standards. Not all hospitals and surgeons seek accreditation; not all that undergo the inspection process are granted accreditation. Learn more about our accreditation.

Areas of Treatment Where Robotic Surgery May be Used:

Colorectal Surgery Joint Replacement
Endocrine Surgery Surgical Oncology
General Surgery Urology
Gynecological Surgery Urogynecological Surgery
Gynecological Oncology  


See Valley's surgeons in action

Watch a robotic hernia surgery demonstration with Heather Wheeler, MD, and Greta Bernier, MD