About Robotic Surgery
During a robotic procedure, the surgeon will be working at a console located in your surgical suite.
Sitting at the console, the surgeon has 3-D enhanced visualization of the surgical area, and your surgeon holds highly sensitive controls that will be used to move the instruments that are attached to the robotic system
What is Robotic Surgery?
Q: What are the benefits of robotic surgery compared with traditional methods of surgery?
A: Some of the major benefits using robotic surgery over traditional approaches have been greater surgical precision, increased range of motion, improved dexterity, enhanced visualization and improved access. Benefits experienced by patients may include a shorter hospital stay, less pain, less risk of infection, less blood loss, fewer transfusions, less scarring, faster recovery and a quicker return on normal daily activities. None of these benefits can be guaranteed, as surgery is necessarily both patient and procedure specific.
Q: Will the robotic surgical equipment make the surgeon unnecessary?
A: The system does not operate on its own. It replicates the surgeon’s hand movements in real time. Robotic surgery enables surgeons to be more precise, advancing their technique and enhancing their capability in performing complex minimally invasive surgery. It cannot be programmed, nor can it make decisions on its own to move in any way, or perform any type of surgical maneuver without the surgeon’s input.