Auris Health Monarch Platform Robot Joins Extensive Robotics Collection at Providence Mission Hospital

March 17, 2021 Providence Health Team

MISSION VIEJO (March 17 , 2021) – Joining Providence Mission Hospital’s extensive robotics collection is an innovative bronchoscopy robot called the Auris Health Monarch Platform. The Monarch Platform improves upon traditional bronchoscopies by providing robotic assistance during the procedure.

Lung cancer kills more people globally than any other form of cancer. In fact, lung cancer takes more American lives than prostate, breast and colon cancer combined, often due to challenges in detection. Small peripheral lung nodules can be difficult to reach through traditional bronchoscopy techniques. The Monarch Platform introduces robotic assistance during the bronchoscopy that helps pulmonologists access these hard-to-reach nodules for biopsy, providing improved sight, targeting and control.

“The Monarch robot significantly increases a patient’s chance for survival,” shares pulmonary and critical care physician Dr. Robert Goldberg. “Now we’re able to detect lung cancer at an earlier stage, making the cancer more treatable.” Additionally, the Monarch robot allows for a more minimally invasive procedure and quicker recovery.

“By complementing our physicians with the latest in robotic technology, such as the Auris Monarch Platform, we provide our community with the personalized care and precision they deserve,” says Chief Executive of Providence Mission Hospital Seth Teigen.

Providence Mission boasts several robots, including two Intuitive da Vinci Xi’s for general surgery and oncology, Stereotaxis for cardiovascular catheter ablation, Medtronics MAZOR and Joimax TESSYS for spine, Zimmer ROSA for orthopedic knee replacement, Smith and Nephew CORI for orthopedics, Procept Aquablation for enlarged prostate and SAVI SCOUT for breast cancer.

This impressive collection of robotics is a unique aspect of care that differentiates Providence Mission Hospital. The addition of the Monarch Platform serves as a testament of the hospital’s commitment to continually elevate the standard of care across all service areas.

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About Providence Mission Hospital
Providence Mission Hospital is a state-of-the art, 504-bed acute care regional medical center in Mission Viejo, California. As one of the busiest designated adult and pediatric Level II Trauma Centers in the state of California, Providence Mission provides a full range of specialty health care services with highly skilled teams treating a multitude of complex conditions. Services include a full range of expertise in cardiovascular, neuroscience and spine, orthopedics, cancer care, women’s services, mental health and wellness, emergency medicine, and a variety of other specialty services.

Providence Mission Hospital Laguna Beach provides South Orange County coastal communities with 24-hour emergency and intensive care as well as medical-surgical/telemetry services, orthopedics, general and GI surgery. CHOC Children’s at Mission is a 54-bed facility that is the area’s only dedicated pediatric hospital.

Fully accredited by The Joint Commission and designated as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for nursing excellence, Providence Mission is highly recognized for its high quality of care, evidenced through a multitude of health care quality benchmarks.

Providence Mission Hospital is part of Providence, a not-for-profit provider of integrated health care. Together, we work to improve the quality of life in the communities it serves in the tradition of the Sisters of Providence and St. Joseph of Orange. For more information, visit

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