If your child has a urologic condition that requires surgery, you want a team of experienced specialists that are working for the best possible outcome. The UT Southwestern surgeons practicing at Children’s Health℠ offer proven, leading-edge techniques to help restore your child’s health. We are the only surgical program in the region in which every full-time provider is fully certified in robotic surgery.
Launched in 2008, our robotic surgical capabilities are empowered by a da Vinci Surgical Robotic System. Since then, the team has worked to improve patient care and achieve industry-leading surgical outcomes using this minimally invasive technology. Initiated by Linda Baker, M.D., Professor at UT Southwestern and pediatric urologist, our team of surgeons has continued to advance the field of robotic surgery in children, including applications in pediatric general surgery, gynecology and urology.
The pediatric surgery team at Children’s Health offers robotic surgery for children with certain cancers to improve surgical outcomes.
Working in collaboration with our adult oncology surgeons in some cases, the effort is focused primarily on lymph node dissection for testicular cancers in adolescence. The improved technology of robotic surgery significantly decreases surgery and recovery time, providing a major benefit to our patients.