In the past, surgery almost always meant an invasive procedure, sizable incisions, noticeable scarring, and a lengthy recovery.
Fortunately, many surgeons have adopted robotic surgery as a safe, effective, and minimally-invasive approach to a variety of medical conditions and issues.
Continue reading to learn all about robotic surgery, including how it works and its unique advantages.
What Is Robotic Surgery?
Robotic surgery, also known as robot assisted surgery, is a minimally-invasive alternative to conventional open surgery. In addition to avoiding large incisions, the technique also enables increased precision, flexibility, and control when performing complex and delicate procedures.
How is Robotic Surgery Performed?
Robotic surgery is performed through tiny incisions and employs a camera arm and a mechanical arm, with surgical instruments attached.
Seated at a computer console, which provides a hi-definition, 3-D view of the surgical site, the surgeon manipulates the arms and instruments throughout the procedure.
What Are the Benefits of Robotic Surgery?
While its minimally-invasive nature is perhaps one of robotic surgery’s greatest advantages, the technique offers a number of additional benefits.
To start, robotic surgery enables surgeons to conduct delicate procedures with a level of precision, flexibility, and control that wouldn’t be possible with an open approach.
What’s more, its production of a high-definition, 3-D image of the surgical site enables optimal visualization, which is essential when performing complex cases.
Other benefits of robotic surgery include:
Scars that are barely visible
Little to no visible scarring
Fewer complications, including decreased risk for surgical site infection
Quicker recovery time, which allows patients to heal faster and return to their busy lives sooner
Is Robotic Surgery Right for You?
Robotic surgery can be utilized in a number of complex procedures, with excellent outcomes.
A comprehensive consultation with a qualified and experienced surgeon is the best way to determine if robotic surgery is well-suited to your specific needs and goals.
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