Robotic-Assisted Surgery

Surgery with fewer risks and better patient outcomes

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Robotic-assisted surgery is procedures performed using very small tools attached to a robotic arm. The surgeon controls the robotic arm with a computer. Robotic surgery allows the surgeon to make small, precise movements. This allows the surgeon to do a procedure through a small cut that once could only be done with open surgery.

Robotic surgery may be used for a number of different procedures, including:

  • Coronary artery bypass
  • Gallbladder removal
  • Hip replacement
  • Hysterectomy
  • Kidney removal
  • Kidney transplant
  • Mitral valve repair
  • Pyeloplasty
  • Pyloroplasty
  • Radical prostatectomy
  • Tubal ligation

What you should know about robotic surgery

Some people are intimidated by the term “robotic surgery,” which is why we prefer the more accurate term robotic-assisted surgery. A surgeon is still responsible for performing the operation in robotic-assisted surgery. They control the robotic arm using a sophisticated computer, and they remain in the room with you the whole time.

The robotic arm is capable of making steadier, more precise movements than the human hand, and it is not impeded by fatigue. Because the robot hand is smaller and more precise than a human hand, surgery can be performed with fewer incisions. That means fewer sedatives, lower risk of infection and a faster recovery for you.

Our team will help you prepare for the operation and answer any questions you have. We are happy to discuss the procedure in detail if you are feeling nervous.