The rapid growth in robotic surgery encompasses thoracic, cardiac, gynecology, general, urology, orthopedic, and head & neck surgery. Delivering high quality results while reducing the amount of time patients spend in post-operative care are factors essential to the success of an advanced robotic surgery program. However, the pathway to building a successful advanced robotic surgery program is challenging and filled with pitfalls. Unfortunately, it is no secret that there are programs that have started and stopped using robotics in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. We provide the types of services that greatly enhances of the potential for the success of your robotic surgery program.