With our robotic surgeons, you’re in good hands

When you need a complex surgery, you need more than a surgeon. You need one who’s performed hundreds if not thousands of procedures. A surgeon skilled in the latest minimally invasive techniques. One with excellent outcomes in an environment that breeds surgical excellence. A surgeon that sees people, not just patients.

From skilled surgeons to skilled robotic surgeons

The surgeons at Main Line Health have been perfecting their skills for years while also staying on the forefront of surgical innovation, including robotic-assisted technology, which has become the standard of care in many surgical specialties. With surgical robots, our skilled surgeons perform with ever greater precision, the robot becoming a natural extension of the hands. The robot allows for greater visibility, minimizes “quiver” (shaking of hands) and even relieves fatigue felt by surgeons during lengthy surgeries.

Yet using a surgical robot requires its own level of mastery—which these surgeons have:

Cardiac
Francis Sutter, DO – minimally invasive and robotic cardiac surgery

Colorectal
John H Marks, MD – minimally invasive and robotic colorectal surgery

General
Jonathan Gefen, MD – minimally invasive and robotic-assisted general surgery

  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (lap chole)
  • Robotic-assisted hernia repair
  • Robotic-assisted gallbladder surgery
  • Robotic-assisted adrenal gland tumor treatment

Gynecologic oncology
David O. Holtz, MD – minimally invasive and robotic gynecologic oncology

Gynecology
Joseph M. Gobern, MD – minimally invasive gynecology and robotic gynecologic surgery

  • Robotic-assisted surgery for uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, pelvic mass, non-cancerous gynecological conditions

Surgical oncology
Ned Z. Carp, MD – minimally invasive and robotic cancer surgery

Thoracic
Patrick Ross, MD – minimally invasive and robotic thoracic surgery

Urology
Max Ahn, MD – minimally invasive and robotic urologic surgery

Find out more about the benefits and risks of robotic surgery and also be sure to read our robotic surgery FAQ on the subject.

Why choose Main Line Health for minimally invasive and robotic surgery

Excellent surgeons have excellent outcomes. Lots of them. Patients and referring physicians can trust in the experience of our surgeons who have collectively performed thousands of minimally invasive and robotic surgeries, day in and day out, year after year. Deepening their clinical knowledge, honing their skills, improving the lives of their patients.

At our four acute care hospitals—Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital—we offer minimally invasive and robotic surgery with the same level of surgical expertise you’d find in downtown Philadelphia. And at our conveniently located health centers throughout the western suburbs of Philadelphia, we offer care that’s easy to get, and easy to get to—whether you need a preliminary screening and diagnosis or you’re looking for a convenient location to receive treatments.

To schedule an appointment with a specialist at Main Line Health, call 1.866.CALL.MLH (225.5654) or use our secure online appointment request form.