Highly beneficial to patients, robotic surgery allows skilled surgeons to perform complex medical procedures with great precision using just a minimally invasive approach. Robotic surgery is a leading alternative to "open" surgery and laparoscopy because patients are able to return to their life faster with less pain and shorter hospital stays.
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How does robotic surgery work?
Robotic surgery is performed through a few small incisions in the body and is one of the most accurate and advanced ways to carry out surgical procedures. The “arm and wrist” of the robotic unit mimic the surgeon’s movements while the surgeon’s hands control the movement and placement of those instruments. The Robotic Surgery System also enables highly magnified visualization inside the body (3D image) as well as enhanced dexterity, providing greater precision and maneuverability during the operation.
Why choose robotic surgery at Fairview Hospital?
Even the most advanced robotic surgery technology doesn’t work on its own. The equally advanced clinical expertise at Fairview Hospital is what puts patients in the best hands, supported by the best medical technology.
How is robotic surgery used?
Robotic technology is available at Fairview Hospital for a range of minimally invasive procedures, including the treatment of thoracic, urological and gynecological conditions, as well as cancer.
Patient benefits include, but are not limited to:
- Significantly less pain
- Reduced risk of infection
- Faster return to normal activities
- Shorter hospital stay and recovery time
- In many cases, better clinical outcomes
- Less scarring and smaller incisions
- Less blood loss and need for blood transfusion