When you hear the words “robotic surgery” you may think of the robots you’ve seen in futuristic movies. You know, the ones that perform medical procedures without any human involvement. While there are slight similarities, robotic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical technique that allows doctors to perform complex surgeries with more precision, flexibility and control.
This type of surgery uses a very small 3D camera and dime-sized surgical instruments, both of which are inserted into the body through small incisions. The camera projects a high-quality, enlarged image onto a computer screen. The physician uses this image throughout the surgery along with hand and foot controls. These controls remotely move the robotic arms, which are attached to the small surgical instruments. All of these things working together offer many benefits to you.
Physician benefits of performing robotic surgery vs. traditional open surgery
Robotic surgery offers physicians certain advantages that lead to benefits for the patient, including:
- A greater range of motion and dexterity.
- A highly magnified, high-resolution image of the operating area.
- Enhanced flexibility to easily access hard-to-reach areas.
Benefits of robotic surgery vs. traditional open surgery
Robotic surgery offers many benefits over traditional open surgeries, such as:
- Shorter hospital stays
- Smaller incisions
- Reduced risk of infections
- Minimal scarring
- Less blood loss
- Faster recovery times
- Faster return to normal activities
To find out if minimally invasive robotic surgery is right for you, call Bay Area Physicians for Women at 251-301-1145.