Robotic Oncology Center

About the Robotic Oncology Center

The UC Irvine Health Robotic Oncology Center is committed to harnessing robot-assisted technology to help create better outcomes for cancer patients. 

As part of the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center — one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the nation and the only one in Orange County — the center is dedicated to advancing the field of robot-assisted surgery through highly specialized research, treatment and training programs.

Robotic technology gives surgeons added dexterity and range of motion. With three-dimensional imaging and precision-guided movements, the robot-assisted system allows skilled surgeons to make the same small incisions as conventional laparoscopy, but with greater accuracy, less blood loss, reduced risk of infection and faster recovery times.

The center's faculty members are leaders in the use of advanced robotic technology to treat patients at UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange. In addition, they present research and share their knowledge at national and international conferences on robot-assisted surgery for prostate cancer, cardiothoracic, gynecological, colorectal and gastrointestinal cancers.

They also are actively involved in outcomes research in the areas of gynecology, urology and oncology. One of our highly skilled surgeons has developed many innovations for robot-assisted prostatectomy, including refining techniques for improving continence and potency after surgery.

Our physicians also perform robot-assisted surgeries for cancers of the kidney, ureter, colon, rectum, ovaries, thyroid, lung and stomach, as well as to treat cardiovascular disease.