What is robotic surgery?
Highly beneficial to patients, robotic surgery allows skilled surgeons to perform complex medical procedures with great precision using just a minimally invasive approach.
How Robotic Surgery Works
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.
Uses of Robotic Surgery
Robotic technology is now available at Hillcrest Hospital for a range of minimally invasive procedures, including treatment of cancer, kidney, urological and gynecological conditions.
Potential 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
- Less blood loss and need for blood transfusion
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