Robotic Surgery

Holland Hospital is one of a select number of hospitals in Michigan offering the very latest in surgical technology, the daVinci® Si Surgical System.

The daVinci robotic-assisted surgery system is the most technologically advanced, robotic assisted, surgical system available. The daVinci tools are able to operate in smaller incisions and tighter areas with better vision than otherwise possible. This enables specially trained surgeons to perform surgeries through tiny one to two centimeter incisions or in some cases through the navel (belly button). The result can mean less pain and quicker recovery than with traditional procedures. Our state-of-the-art daVinci robot allows surgeons to make precise micro-movements for the most delicate types of surgery, such as prostatectomy (surgical removal of the prostate gland) and hysterectomy (surgical removal of the uterus).

Holland Hospital first introduced the lakeshore area to robotic-assisted surgery in 2007. 

Now, the hospital has upgraded to the latest advanced surgical robot, the daVinci Si. An important new feature of the daVinci Si is the ability to perform in certain cases, single-site surgery --a virtually scar-free procedure which requires only one incision in the navel (belly button.)  Another daVinci capability is integrated fluorescence imaging that allows the surgeon to see tissues in ways not possible with the naked eye. This helps guide the surgeon during procedures that involve highly delicate structures.


Lakeshore Health Partners - General Surgery
(616) 394-0673
Pre-Admission Testing
8 AM - 4 PM
(616) 394-3775


Dr. Dana Kraker, MD, OB/GYN Associates talks about the da Vinci robot and minimally invasive treatments for women.
The da Vinci Robot facilitates complex surgery using a minimally invasive approach. Watch as Daniel DeCook, MD, discusses this surgical innovation.