Robotic-assisted Surgery Program

Bringing access to a higher level of expert care in the community


Robotic-assisted surgery at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital provides patients with access to advanced surgical procedures locally. Led by a team of highly-trained surgeons skilled in robotic technology, robotic-assisted surgery offers advances and opportunities for less invasive procedures for our patients. Melrose-Wakefield Hospital is the only community hospital in north suburban Boston with the latest and most advanced model of the da Vinci XI surgical robot.

Robotic-assisted surgery serves as an extension of the surgeon. It allows complex procedures to be performed with greater precision, enhanced 3D-HD visualization, and advanced instrumentation virtually extending the surgeon’s eyes and hands into the patient. For patients, this means more options for complex surgical procedures performed with smaller incisions and other advantages such as:

  • • quicker recovery time
  • • less pain
  • • less scarring
  • • a faster return to normal daily activities
  • • shorter hospital stays


Robotic-assisted Surgery Procedures

Robotic-assisted surgery has been a common approach for a range of surgical needs for more than 15 years, including:

  • • hernia repair
  • • complex abdominal wall reconstruction
  • • anti-reflux surgery
  • • gallbladder surgery
  • • surgery of the small and large intestine
  • • weight-loss surgery
  • • prostate surgery
  • • kidney surgery
  • • surgery of the ovaries and uterus


Hernia Repair with Robotic-assisted Surgery

Hernia repair is a common surgical procedure. A hernia occurs when an organ pushes through muscles or tissue. Options for hernia repair include both “open” procedure that involves a large incision or laparoscopically that is considered minimally invasive with robotic-assisted hernia repair.

With robotic-assisted surgery, patients now have more options locally for this and other types of surgery without the inconvenience of traveling into Boston.


Our Surgeons

Dr. Matthew W. Brown

Dr. Adam Blau

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