Robotic surgery is changing the way surgeons operate on patients around the world. This innovative technology is performed using a highly advanced machine that contains several robotic arms controlled by the surgeon. A few tiny incisions are made, through which the surgeon moves the robotic arms, including one that holds a camera.
Most of our surgeons have a high level of expertise using the da Vinci robot surgical system, and even train other surgeons in the use of this technology. When applicable, the da Vinci has been demonstrated to decrease postoperative pain, length of hospital stay, and has an extremely low complication rate.
Frequently Asked Questions
What types of operations are eligible for robotic surgery?
Robotic surgery can be used as an alternative to open surgery or laparoscopic surgery to treat patients with a number of conditions. In fact, robotic surgery is an effective alternative for a number of highly complex surgeries. Call our office for more information or to schedule a consultation today.
What happens during robotic surgery?
Robotic surgery is performed in a hospital or surgical center under general anesthesia. During the procedure, you will lie on a table beneath the robotic device. Nearby, your surgeon will be commanding every move of the robotic arms, through a few small abdominal incisions. A camera will be transmitting live three-dimensional imaging to your surgeon that can be magnified as needed. The robotic arms imitate the motions of your doctor’s hands, only with greater precision.
What is the recovery period like after a robotic surgery?
Robotic-assisted operations generally require less time in the hospital after surgery, not to mention a much shorter recovery period and lower risk of complications.