What is robotic surgery?
Robotic surgery is an advanced form of minimally invasive or small-incision surgery where surgeons use a computer-controlled robot to assist them in certain surgical procedures. Surgical robots are self-powered, computer-controlled devices that can be programmed to aid in the positioning and manipulation of surgical instruments. This provides our surgeon specialists with better accuracy, flexibility and control. The robot’s “hands” have a high degree of dexterity, allowing surgeons the ability to operate in very tight spaces in the body that would otherwise only be accessible through open, long-incision surgery.
This robotic system makes surgeries that were technically difficult or unfeasible previously, now possible.
Most importantly, a faster recovery also means staying in the hospital for a shorter amount of time. Finishing your recovery at home with your loved ones can be a very important part of the emotional healing process after surgery. A lot of patients view going home after surgery sooner as one of the main benefits of robotic surgery.
Robotic surgery currently available:
The benefits of robotic surgery
Since 2014, GRMC has completed over 1,000 robotic surgeries, allowing physicians an amazing degree of accuracy and control, while providing patients a less invasive surgical option and quicker recovery time.
Surgery is a necessary part of healthcare, and just like there are breakthroughs in medicine, there are breakthroughs in surgical procedures. Robotic surgery is a new and exciting technology that offers many benefits compared to traditional, open surgery.
Patients can expect:
- Shorter hospitalization
- Reduced pain and discomfort
- Faster recovery time and return to normal activities
- Smaller incisions, resulting in reduced risk of infection
- Reduced blood loss and transfusions
- Minimal scarring
Surgeons also experience major advantages, including:
- Greater visualization
- Enhanced dexterity
- Greater precision