Leading-Edge Technology for Faster, Safer Surgery

daVinci technology at Munson Medical CenterMunson Healthcare surgical teams use some of the most advanced technology in northern Michigan to perform a wide variety of surgical procedures. Our leading-edge technology, equipment, and devices offer many quality and safety benefits including:

  • Ability to treat a wide range of conditions
  • Faster recoveries
  • Fewer complications
  • Less bleeding
  • Less time under anesthesia, or need for general anesthesia
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Smaller incisions

For many surgical procedures, our surgical specialists use minimally invasive laser, endoscopic, or laparoscopic techniques. This advanced capability benefits patients for many types of procedures, including:

With a commitment to advancing care with surgical excellence and the latest technology available, Munson Healthcare offers advanced technologies, such as the CardioMEMS™ Heart Failure System, and the da Vinci® Surgical System.


Munson Healthcare was one of the first health systems in the nation to offer the CardioMEMS Heart Failure System. It is the first FDA-approved monitoring device shown to reduce the rate of hospitalization for heart failure by nearly 40 percent — without the need for additional clinic or hospital visits.

During a minimally-invasive procedure, a tiny sensor is implanted into the pulmonary artery to directly measure pressure. Then, once a day, you lie on a special portable pillow with an antenna to transmit sensor readings to your doctor. If a reading is abnormal, an alert sent to your doctor’s smartphone prompts him or her to contact you immediately.

The da Vinci® Surgical System

Munson Healthcare was the first health system in northern Michigan to offer the da Vinci® robotic surgical system and it is currently available at Munson Medical Center and Otsego Memorial Hospital. One of the latest innovations in minimally-invasive surgery, this technology lets surgeons perform complex procedures through a just few tiny incisions — roughly the diameter of a pencil.

The da Vinci® surgical system uses precision instruments and a high-definition 3D camera to give surgeons a full-color, magnified view of the surgical site. It is used for:

  • Bowel surgery
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Gynecologic cancer
  • Hernia repair
  • Hysterectomy
  • Kidney conditions, such as blockages
  • Prostatectomy (prostate removal)

Patients who have robotic surgery often experience:

  • Decreased risk of infection and bleeding
  • Faster recovery time
  • Less pain and scarring than traditional open surgery
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Smaller or fewer incisions

Learn More about our Surgical Services

Munson Healthcare offers the safest and most advanced surgical technology close to home. Talk to your primary care physician for a referral to one of our surgeons near you.