Center for Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery

Good Shepherd is redefining surgery with innovative and advance robotic and minimally invasive surgery with advanced equipment. The Center for Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery is a leading edge service line offered at Good Shepherd. Surgeons are given the advanced technology and imaging equipment to better serve patients with quality care and outcomes.

The MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Replacement Procedure

For those adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis in their knee, the MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing procedure spares bone and treats the specific compartments of the knee. It is powered by the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System, which allows for consistently reproducible precision in performing partial knee resurfacing. Patients have experienced shorter stays, reduced pain and faster return to daily activity. Learn more about the benefits of MAKOplasty

Brainlab Curve Surgical-Navigation

Good Shepherd’s surgical-navigation system is changing the way doctors navigate intra-operative information and technology. Curve™ Image Guided Surgery is the ultimate command and control center for information-guided surgery. Surgeons optimize navigation with pre-op planning and surgical visualization. Accessible at the touch of a sterile touch pen or non-sterile finger, Curve is bigger, brighter, sharper and faster. Learn more about Curve Surgical Navigation

Da Vinci Si Surgical System

The da Vinci Si Surgical System for robotic-assisted surgery allows surgeons to provide the patient with added benefits including less pain, minimal scarring and shorter recovery times. The da Vinci System allows specially trained surgeons to perform surgeries previously performed in an open fashion with better results using the advanced imaging and robotic technology. Learn more about the da Vinci Si Surgical System

Minimally Invasive Surgery Techniques


  • Minimally invasive surgery techniques are offered at our Longview and Marshall centers, including:
  • Laparoscopy: Test that uses a tube with a light and a camera lens at the end (laparoscope) to examine organs and check for abnormalities. Laparoscopy is often used during surgery to look inside the body and avoid making large incisions. Tissue samples may also be taken for examination and testing.
  • Endoscopy: Test that uses a small, flexible tube with a light and a camera lens at the end (endoscope) to examine the inside of part of the digestive tract. Tissue samples from inside the digestive tract may also be taken for examination and testing.
  • Arthroscopy: With the use of an endoscope, surgeons can look at the interior of a joint. This technique is most often used to inspect the inside of the knee joint.
  • Bronchoscopy: The examination of the bronchi (the main airways of the lungs) using a flexible tube (bronchoscope). Bronchoscopy helps to evaluate and diagnose lung problems, assess blockages, obtain samples of tissue and/or fluid, and/or to help remove a foreign body.
  • Cystoscopy: Inserting a viewing tube up the urethra to examine the urethra and bladder cavity.
  • Gastroscopy: Examining the lining of the esophagus, stomach, and the first part of the small intestine with a long viewing tube.
  • Hysteroscopy: A visual inspection of the cervical canal and uterine cavity with an endoscope.
  • Laryngoscopy: Inspecting the larynx (voice box) with a mirror or viewing tube.
  • Sigmoidoscopy: Examination of the rectum and sigmoid colon with a viewing tube.

Surgery Services at Good Shepherd

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