Robot-assisted surgery gives you a minimally invasive alternative to open surgery. Instead of one large incision, your surgeon will operate through a few tiny incisions – allowing for faster recovery with less pain, scarring and blood loss than regular surgery. Robotic surgery may also be an option if you’re not a candidate for traditional surgery.
Robotic thoracic surgery is a minimally invasive procedure in which the surgeon makes several tiny incisions between the ribs, then inserts small robotic arms and a camera through the incisions. Special tools attached to the robotic arms allow the surgeon to cut, grasp, and stitch.
In urological surgery, fine, delicate motions are needed to preserve neurovascular bundles and reconstruct the urinary tract to ensure continence. Robotic surgery allows for this precision by using instruments that give the surgeon a tremendous range of motion, accuracy and precision.
Traditional laparoscopy gives surgeons a 2D view and tools that can move in three directions. With the robot, your surgeon can see a high-definition 3D view inside of your body and control delicate instruments that move in seven different directions, much like a human wrist. The robot is completely under your specialist’s control throughout the entire surgery.
Bariatric surgical procedures cause weight loss by limiting the amount of food your stomach can hold. Most weight loss surgeries today are performed using minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgical techniques.
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