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All About Robotics

There have been great advancements in the way surgeries are performed including the last advancements in robotics as a surgical option.


What is Robotic Surgery?

Robotic surgery is a new surgical experience where your surgeon utilizes surgical arms to hold the instruments and a camera in order to perform your surgery.


The surgery is supervised by the surgeon through a magnified screen and console that provides an enhanced view of the treatment area.


The mechanical arms function to offer precise movement to perform the surgery for enhanced outcomes.


Is Robotic Surgery Invasive?

Robotic surgery is minimally invasive in that smaller incisions are required due to the precise abilities of the robotic technology.


This results in a shorter hospital stay and a faster recovery time for patients.


Is a Robot Operating on Me During Robotic Surgery?

It is important to note that the robot is never making decisions or performing surgical functions voluntarily. In fact, during your surgery, your surgeon is telling the robot what to do and controlling the entire process.


What are the Benefits of Robotic Surgery?

There are many benefits of opting for this unique surgical method including the following:

  • Greater range of motion for the surgeon

  • Better magnified view of the surgical field for the surgeon

  • Surgeon has better access to the surgical area

  • Shorter hospitalization stays

  • Less infection risks

  • Lower levels of pain

  • Generally faster recovery times

  • Quicker return to daily activities


What Conditions Does Robot Surgery Treat?

Robotic surgery can be used to treat a range of conditions including:

  • Colorectal surgery

  • Endometriosis

  • General surgery

  • Thoracic surgery

  • GERD surgery

  • And more!

Robotics at Northern Virginia Surgical Specialists

At Northern Virginia Surgical Specialists, we are proud to offer the top innovative surgical options for our patients including robotic surgery.


Call today to schedule your treatment consultation with a member of our team, 540-347-2805.


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