Minimally Invasive Surgery
What Is Robotic Surgery?
Robotic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery. “Minimally invasive” means that instead of operating on patients through large incisions, miniaturized surgical instruments are used that fit through a series of quarter-inch incisions.
Robotic surgery with the Da-Vinci Surgical System was approved by the FDA in 2000. The technique has been widely used in the United States and Europe in the surgical management of a numerous conditions.
The surgeon fully controls the arms and the instruments while seated at a computer console near the operating table. The console gives the surgeon a high-definition, magnified, 3-D view of the surgical site. The surgeon leads other team members who assist during the operation.
Benefits Of Robotic Surgery
Fewer Complications, Such as Infection
Faster Recovery Time
Quicker Return to Normal Daily Activities
Less Pain and Blood Loss
Smaller Less Noticeable Scars