If your doctor recommends surgery, learning about all surgical options can help you to make the best decision for your situation and ease any anxiety you may be feeling about surgery. You may also want to find a doctor who specializes in the procedure and approach for your specific condition.
While all surgeries carry risk, traditional open surgery with a large incision has its specific drawbacks - pain, trauma, long recovery time and risk of infection. Fortunately, less invasive options are available to many patients facing surgery. The most common is conventional laparoscopic surgery. Small incisions are used to insert long-shafted instruments. Laparoscopic surgery is effective for many routine procedures, but has limitations when the procedure, patient's anatomy or condition is challenging or complex.
Thanks to the latest evolution in surgical technology, doctors now have an effective alternative to traditional open and laparoscopic surgery that allows them to offer patients the best of both approaches. With the assistance of the The da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System, surgeons can operate through tiny incisions of 1-2 cm and with greater vision, precision and control than ever before.
Robotic surgery can be used to treat several general surgery conditions, such as:
The da Vinci Robotic Surgical System can help surgeons minimize the pain and risk associated with traditional surgery while increasing the likelihood of a faster recovery.
For more information about robotic-assisted surgery or a physician referral, please call (813) 644-6773.