Experience the Blessing Difference: Robotic Surgery Options

If you need surgery, you want a skilled team using the latest surgical and imaging technologies. At Blessing, our robotics-aided surgical systems make surgery more precise, safer and less painful for you and shortens your recovery time. Blessing offers several state-of-the art robotic aided surgery options to patients including: 


Ion™ is used to perform robotic-assisted bronchoscopy. It is designed to address a challenging aspect of lung biopsy by enabling physicians to obtain tissue samples deep within the lung. This system can reach all 18 segments of the lungs. Ion is made by Intuitive, the pioneer in robotic-assisted surgery with da Vinci systems. It features:

Reach: The ultra-thin catheter and integrated vision probe provide the physician direct vision to reach all parts of the lungs.

Precision: The shape-sensing technology provides precise location and shape information throughout the whole biopsy process. The system holds the catheter in place for precise placement for biopsy tools.

Flexibility: The catheter can move 180° in all directions and the Flexision™ biopsy needle, a flexible biopsy needle compatible with Ion, help enable biopsy.

Mazor X Robotic Spinal Surgery

Mazor X is a robotic guidance system that assist surgeons during spinal surgery. This state-of-the-art technology uses advanced 3D imaging to allow for minimally invasive procedures.

How Mazor X Works:

  • Minimally invasive robotic technology allows surgeons to remain in control while Mazor X provides increased accuracy and reduced risk for infection.
  • In the past, smaller incisions created a challenge for surgeons due to the lack of visibility. This robotic system provides spinal navigation during surgery, allowing spinal surgeons to create customized surgical plans to enhance safety and accuracy for the patient.

Benefits of Mazor X Spinal Surgery

Spinal surgery is a serious decision. If you experience back pain and are considering spinal surgery, robotic spinal surgery with Mazor X may be an option. With 3D imaging, programmability, and customization, Mazor X offers plenty of benefits, such as:

  • Reduced operative time
  • Lower risk for infection
  • Less blood loss
  • Faster recovery
  • Reduced radiation exposure

The da Vinci Robotics Surgical System®

Our da Vinci® surgical system, a robotics-aided system of surgical tools, provides a new level of precision and maneuverability for our surgeons. With this system, we can avoid damage to your nerves and blood vessels and improve your recovery outlook.

Our advanced technologies bring real benefits to our patients, including:

  • Prostate functionality: Many men fear that prostate surgery may lead to incontinence (loss of bladder control) or impotence (inability to achieve an erection). Traditional open prostate surgery can damage nerves or blood vessels, leading to these problems. The increased precision of the da Vinci® surgical system means you are more likely to make a full recovery following robotics-aided prostate surgery.

  • Recovery from colorectal surgery: If we have to remove a section of your intestine because of cancer or other conditions, the da Vinci® surgical system makes it possible to reconnect the remaining intestinal sections using minimally invasive techniques. This means your chances of a quick recovery are much better. Learn more about general surgery.

  • Gynecologic procedures made easier: Traditional open surgical techniques historically meant more pain and longer recovery times for hysterectomies (removal of the uterus) and removal of ovarian cysts or tumors. The da Vinci® surgical system allows us to perform these procedures through small incisions near or through your belly button. This technique means shorter recovery times and less pain for you. Read about gynecological surgery.

  • Recruitment of top surgeons and staff: Our commitment to the latest technologies helps attract top surgeons to the region and surgical staff who want to work for Blessing. We understand that the latest technologies in the hands of skilled providers mean better care for our community.

The advantages of da Vinci® surgical system include:

  • Minimally invasive surgery: Our robotics system controls a laparoscope, a thin tube with a camera attached, and robotic surgical instruments. We perform the surgical procedures through tiny incisions. You usually have less scarring, less pain and a quicker recovery time than with open surgery.

  • 3-D imaging: The da Vinci® surgical system offers advanced imaging capabilities. We can guide and operate the surgical tools while viewing the entire procedure in high-resolution 3-D images. We can remove blockages or cancerous tissue and repair tears or other damage with exceptional precision, thanks to these clearer images.

  • Additional flexibility and maneuverability: The robotic arms provide greater maneuverability and flexibility than a human hand. Our surgeons use these capabilities to reach places and remove tissues that traditional minimally invasive techniques cannot. We can perform more complex surgeries with greater precision using the robotics system. 

VELYS™ Robotic-Assisted Solution For Knee Replacements

The VELYS™ Robotic-Assisted Solution assists your surgeon in optimizing surgical outcomes. It does this by using intra-operative data that’s unique to you. Your surgeon utilizes the technology during your procedure to enhance the accuracy and precision of your knee replacement to help you start moving again. 

How VELYS Works:
The VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution uses a variety of advanced technologies to ensure the surgeon has the information and tools they need to perform a highly accurate and precise knee replacement. This solution is designed to:

  • Aid your surgeon by accessing state-of-the-art technology to provide insights for real-time decision making
  • Help your surgeon remove the damaged bone with accuracy. This robotic-assisted device does not move or operate on its own.
  • Use an infrared camera and optical trackers to help your surgeon gather the necessary data about your anatomy to achieve a high level of precision.

Benefits of VELYS Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacement
There are a number of potential benefits to using this technology for your knee replacement. During your procedure, the technology will gather details and data related to your knee to help find a favorable implant fit. Additionally, robotic-assisted technology may allow your surgeon to perform a knee replacement tailored to you, while providing both precision and accuracy during your procedure. Robotic-assisted technology may deliver:

  • A greater range of motion (how well you can bend and flex your knee after surgery)
  • Less pain compared to traditional methods
  • Faster recovery times (reduced length of hospital stay, hospital readmissions, and health visits)

Contact Us

For more information about our surgical services, call (217) 223-1200.