Three Facts About Robotic Surgery
Robotically assisted surgery using da Vinci Technology is the most advanced surgical technique available today, and it offers many benefits over traditional open surgery. All da Vinci Surgical Procedures are minimally invasive and designed to produce the best outcomes over a wide range of surgical specialties. If you do need any type of surgery, you should discuss your eligibility for da Vinci Surgery with your physician so that you can see all the benefits that it has to offer. Below is a closer look at some things you should know about da Vinci Robotically Assisted Surgery.
The surgeon remains in control
While the tools used to perform surgery are robotic, the procedure is still fully piloted by a highly skilled surgeon. The surgeon views the procedure from a seated control station equipped with a camera that shows the procedure in real-time. Using delicate and subtle movements, the surgeon can guide the arms of the da Vinci system with optimal accuracy that simply cannot be achieved with the human hand. Numerous safety features ensure that the surgical system does not make any movements outside of the surgeon’s control.
Robotic surgery features fewer risks
Because da Vinci Surgery can work with an accuracy that is well beyond that of conventional surgery, there is a lower risk for blood loss and infection resulting from surgery. This means that patients are able to heal faster after surgery and reduce hospital stays to a single night for most procedures.
Surgical scars are very small
Patients are often happy to know that the scars from da Vinci procedures are significantly smaller than those that are left behind by other laparoscopic surgeries. The da Vinci hysterectomy , for example, only leaves behind three to four scars measuring less than two centimeters in length.
At Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center , we are proud to feature da Vinci Robotic Surgery in addition to a wide range of state-of-the-art patient care technologies such as GammaKnife Radiosurgery. If you want to further explore our high-tech yet high-touch medical care, visit our website or call our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (805) 497-2727.
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