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Robotic Surgery Services

Robotic-Assisted Surgery Comes to Pender

See why we're not your standard operation


Pender Community Hospital is the first critical access hospital in Nebraska to offer the da Vinci System, a state-of-the-art tool for better surgical outcomes.

The da Vinci System has brought minimally invasive surgery to more than 3 million patients worldwide. It is powered by robotic technology that allows the surgeon's hand movements to be translated into smaller, precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient. One of the instruments is a laparoscope, a thin tube with a tiny camera and light at the end that sends images to a video monitor in the operating room to guide doctors during surgery.

The da Vinci Surgical System features several key patient benefits, including:


  • Magnified vision system that gives surgeons a 3D HD view inside the patient's body

  • Wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand

  • Shorter recovery times than traditional surgery

  • Better outcomes than traditional surgery-including a reduced need for opioids for pain management

Pender Community Hospital will be offering this robotic assisted surgery for general surgery, gynecologic surgery, and urologic surgery.

To learn more or to make a general surgery appointment with Dr. Mark Abraham, call 402-385-4090.