You may have heard the term "robotic surgery," but unless you're a medical professional, odds are you don't know much about the benefits it can deliver.
Below are just a few of the procedures that Van Wert Health surgeons use robotic tools to treat - but there are many more procedures where the precision of a robot may make all the difference in recovery time. If you are evaluating surgical options for a medical issue, be sure to ask your doctor if robot-assisted surgery is an option for you.
With robotic assisted surgery, surgeons use specialized robotic surgical tools to operate more quickly, efficiently and with greater precision than ever before. Instead of working by hand – which typically requires larger incisions - surgeons can manipulate ultra-precise robotic arms to enter a body through tiny incisions.
Benefits Associated with Robotic Assisted Surgery
- Shorter hospital stay
- Faster recovery time
- Less risk of infection
- Less pain and scarring
- Diminished blood loss
Common Robotic Procedures
- Cancer operations and reconstructive surgeries
- Gynecologic surgeries
- Hernia repair
- Kidney surgery
- Liver surgery
- Nephrectomy and partial nephrectomy
- Peritoneal window
- Prolapse surgeries
- Removal of polycystic kidneys
- Thoracic surgeries
- Urological surgeries