Q: What is robotic surgery?
A: Robotic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery. “Minimally invasive” means that instead of operating on patients through large incisions, we use miniaturized surgical instruments that fit through a series of quarter-inch incisions. During a robotic-assisted operation, your surgeon uses master controls to manipulate the instruments, and the instruments translate your surgeon’s movements into precise movements inside your body. Your surgeon is in control the whole time; the surgical system responds to the movements of the doctor.
- Your surgeon has greater range of motion and dexterity
- Your surgeon operates in a highly-magnified, high-resolution field
- Your surgeon has better access to the area being operated on
Q: What are the benefits of robotic surgery?
A: The benefits of Robotic Surgery include:
- Smaller incisions
- Less (and smaller) scarring
- Less blood loss
- Less pain after surgery
- Shorter hospital-stay
- Quicker recovery time
- Quicker return to normal activity
- Fewer complications
- Decreased risk of infection