Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery

Robotic surgery

Advanced robotic systems give doctors greater control and vision during surgery, allowing them to perform safe, less invasive, and precise surgical procedures.

During robotic-assisted surgery, surgeons operate from a console equipped with two master controllers that maneuver four robotic arms. By viewing a high-definition 3-D image on the console, the surgeon is able to see the surgical procedure better than ever before. Computer software takes the place of actual hand movements and can make movements very precise.

The benefits of minimally invasive robotic surgery can include:

  • Small incisions
  • Less pain
  • Low risk of infection
  • Short hospital stay
  • Quick recovery time
  • Less scarring
  • Reduced blood loss

Non-robotic minimally invasive surgery (endoscopic)

Non-robotic minimally invasive surgery is also known as endoscopic surgery. You also may be familiar with terms like laparoscopic surgery, thoracoscopic surgery, or “keyhole” surgery. These are minimally invasive procedures that utilize an endoscope to reach internal organs through very small incisions.

During endoscopic surgery the surgeon inserts a thin, flexible tube with a video camera through a small incision or a natural orifice like the mouth or nostrils. The tube has a channel to utilize tiny surgical instruments, which the surgeon uses while viewing the organs on a computer monitor.

This technique allows the surgeon to see inside the patient’s body and operate through a much smaller incision than would otherwise be required of traditional open surgery.

The benefits of endoscopic surgical procedures can include: 

  • Small incisions, few incisions, or no incision
  • Less pain
  • Low risk of infection
  • Short hospital stay
  • Quick recovery time
  • Less scarring
  • Reduced blood loss


Our Team



Mohamad Allaf, M.D.
Appointments: 410-955-6100
Office: 410-502-7710
Email: mallaf@jhmi.edu


Kidney cancer
Laparoscopic or Robotic Radical Nephrectomy
Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy
Percutaneous Ablation of Renal Tumors
Testis cancer
Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection
Robotic RPLND
Adrenal cancer
Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
Prostate cancer
Robotic Radical Prostatectomy
Active Surveillance
Ureteropelvic junction obstruction
Laparoscopic Live Donor Nephrectomy
Kidney Blockage or Cysts
Laparoscopic Pyloplasty
Laparoscopic Renal Cyst Ablation
Pelvic Prolapse
Laparoscopic Pelvic Organ Prolapse Repair (COLPOSUSPENSION)


Trinity Bivalacqua, M.D, Ph.D.
Appointments: 410-955-6100
Office: 443-287-0385
Email: tbivala1@jhmi.edu


Kidney cancer
Testis cancer
Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection
Prostate cancer
Open Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy
Robotic Radical Prostatectomy
Active Surveillance
Bladder cancer
Cystoscopy with cautery destruction of the tumor
TUR(Trans-Urethral Resection)
Intravesical drug therapy /Immunotherapy
Partial or radical (complete) cystectomy surgery
Ileal conduit
Catheterizable Continent Diversion Pouch
Neobladder
Erectile dysfunction
Genital cancer
Peyronie

Michael Gorin, M.D.
Appointments: 410-955-6100
Office: (410) 502-7710
Email: mgorin1@jhmi.edu


Kidney cancer
Laparoscopic or Robotic Radical Nephrectomy
Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy
Advanced and Complex Renal Surgery
Prostate cancer
Open Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy
Robotic Radical Prostatectomy
Active Surveillance
Cryotherapy
MRI US fusion biopsy
BPH
Kidney stones
ESWL
Ureteroscopy
PERC

Misop Han, M.D.
Appointments: 410-955-6100
Office: 410-502-7454
Email: mhan1@jhmi.edu


Kidney cancer
Laparoscopic or Robotic Radical Nephrectomy
Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy
Prostate cancer
Robotic Radical Prostatectomy
Active Surveillance

Michael Johnson , M.D.
Appointments: 410-955-6100
Office: 410-614-9156
Email: mjohn257@jhmi.edu


Kidney cancer
Testis cancer
Robotic RPLND
Adrenal cancer
Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
Prostate cancer
Robotic Radical Prostatectomy
Active Surveillance
Bladder cancer
Cystoscopy with cautery destruction of the tumor
TUR(Trans-Urethral Resection)
Intravesical drug therapy /Immunotherapy
Partial or radical (complete) cystectomy surgery
Ileal conduit
Catheterizable Continent Diversion Pouch
Neobladder
BPH

Brian Matlaga, M.D., M.P.H.
Appointments: 410 955-6100
Office: 443-287-3193Kidney stones
ESWL
Ureteroscopy
PERC

Alan Partin, M.D., Ph.D.
Appointments: 410-955-6100
Office: 410-614-4876
Email: apartin@jhmi.edu


Prostate cancer
Open Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy
Robotic Radical Prostatectomy
Active Surveillance

Christian Pavlovich, M.D.
Appointments:
410-955-6100 Johns Hopkins Hospital Outpatient Center
443-997-1849 Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Office: 410-550-0403
Email: cpavlov2@jhmi.edu


Kidney cancer
Laparoscopic or Robotic Radical Nephrectomy
Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy
Prostate cancer
Open Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy
Robotic Radical Prostatectomy
Active Surveillance
MRI US fusion biopsy
Kidney Blockage or Cysts
Laparoscopic Renal Cyst Ablation

Phillip Pierorazio, M.D.
Appointments: 410 955 6100
Office: 410 502 5984
Email: philpierorazio@jhmi.edu


Kidney cancer
Laparoscopic or Robotic Radical Nephrectomy
Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy
Percutaneous Ablation of Renal Tumors
Advanced and Complex Renal Surgery
Testis cancer
Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection
Robotic RPLND
Testis sparing surgery
Adrenal cancer
Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
Prostate cancer
Robotic Radical Prostatectomy
Active Surveillance

Armine Smith, M.D.
Appointments:
410-955-6100
202-660-5561
Office: 202-660-5561
Email: asmit165@jhmi.edu


Kidney cancer
Laparoscopic or Robotic Radical Nephrectomy
Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy
Advanced and Complex Renal Surgery
Testis cancer
Robotic RPLND
Adrenal cancer
Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
Prostate cancer
Open Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy
Robotic Radical Prostatectomy
Active Surveillance
Bladder cancer
Ileal conduit
Catheterizable Continent Diversion Pouch
Neobladder
Genital cancer
Ureteropelvic junction obstruction

Edward Wright, M.D.
Appointments: 443-997-1849
Office: 410-550-0403
Email: jwright1@jhmi.edu


Urinary incontinence
BPH
Genital reconstruction
Pelvic Prolapse
Laparoscopic Pelvic Organ Prolapse Repair (COLPOSUSPENSION)