Robotic Surgery is a tool that allows for 3D visualization with improved instrument handling while utilizing minimally invasive techniques.
Many of the complex surgical procedures are performed with the da Vinci® robotic system. The da Vinci® surgical system consists of a surgeon’s computer console, a patient-side cart with four interactive robotic arms, a high-performance vision system (3D camera) and miniaturized EndoWrist surgical instruments.
Some of the benefits of robotic surgery include:
- Minimal trauma to the surrounding tissues
- Faster recovery time
- Less post-operative pain
- Minimal scarring
- Shorter hospitalization
- Reduced blood less and need for transfusion
The robot can be especially helpful in upper or lower abdominal procedures, or for revisional surgery. Most people are candidates for robotic surgery, however, not every patient is an appropriate candidate for a minimally invasive procedure.
The decision to undergo robotic surgery depends on your situation and your doctor’s preference. Discuss with your doctor about all treatment options suitable for you.