Robotic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery that uses a computer-assisted technology to aid in surgical procedures. Rather than operating on patients through large incisions, surgeons use miniaturized surgical instruments that fit through a series of small incisions to reduce scarring and recovery time.
Robotic-assisted surgery may offer several benefits for patients, including:
Working from a computer console, the surgeon makes dime-size incisions and guides the robotic arms with attached instruments and a tiny camera through the incisions to the surgical area. The operating team also includes assistant surgeon, anesthesiologist and an operating room nurse.
From the computer console, the surgeon looks through a camera that can magnify the organs and other structures inside the body by 10x (most laparoscopic surgeries provide doctors with 4x magnification.) The movement of the surgeon's fingers is transmitted (via the computer console) to the instrument tips on the other robotic arms, mimicking the movements of the surgeon's hands and wrists. This gives the doctor an ambidextrous capability and great surgical precision.
Find a surgeon that performs robotic surgery at Tomball Regional Medical Center.
Before you decide on surgery, discuss treatment options with your doctor. Understanding the risks and benefits of each treatment can help you make the best decision for your individual situation.
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