Meet Our Team of Surgeons

The team at Sparks Health System's Robotic Surgery Center is committed to providing a wide variety of leading edge surgical treatment options for our patients, including the latest breakthroughs in robotic-assisted surgical techniques. Meet the surgeons committed to smaller incisions, faster recovery time and shorter hospital stays.

John H Harp MD
Orthopaedic Surgery
Erica Nicole Horn MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology
JeanMarie Householder MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Donna M Lukasek DO
Obstetrics & Gynecology
John David Terrell MD
Urology
  • With technical advances today, surgery does not necessarily mean large incisions, as in the past.

  • Robotic-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy uses a computer to control the surgical instruments during the surgery.

  • One way for a surgeon to do laparoscopic surgery is with the help of a robot.

  • Robot helps remove man's tumor. It sounds like the headline on a supermarket tabloid, but robot-assisted surgery has been a medical reality since the 1990s.

Robotic Surgery

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a condition that may require surgery, you owe it to yourself to learn about all of your medical options, including the most effective, least invasive surgical treatments available.

Robotic surgery provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting a surgeon's hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. Robotic surgery enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.

For the patient, benefits may include:

  • Smaller incisions – provide faster healing and little to no scarring
  • Shortened hospital stay, or even outpatient surgery
  • Minimal blood loss – less chance a blood transfusion will be needed during surgery
  • Less post-surgical pain – minimizes the length of time or need for pain medication
  • Faster healing time – you will be back to your normal routine faster

Robotic surgery provides your surgeon with tremendous surgical accuracy utilizing high-definition 3D vision and a magnified operating view. Your doctor controls the "robot", which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body. Though it is often called a “robot,” it cannot act on its own: the surgery is performed entirely by your doctor.

Together, robotic technology allows your doctor to perform complex procedures through just a few tiny openings. As a result patients are often able to get back to their daily routines faster — without the usual recovery for traditional surgeries.

Robotic Surgery Center

The Robotic Surgery Center at Sparks Health System is home to some of the most sought-after physicians in the country performing the newest, most innovative techniques in surgery today. Our physicians not only learn and practice cutting edge medicine, but many are involved in the development of new treatments through active clinical research.

Find Us
We offer Robotic Surgery Center care at 3 locations.