Benefits of Robotic Surgery

Patient benefits may include:

  • Reduced pain and trauma to the body
  • Less blood loss and need for transfusions
  • Less post-operative pain and discomfort
  • Less risk of infection
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster recovery / return to normal daily activities
  • Less scarring

Robotic surgery uses a high level computer system to enhance precision, control and dexterity during surgery. In a robotic surgical procedure, a computer is positioned between the surgeon’s hands and the tips of microinstruments, giving surgeons the control, range of motion and 3-D visualization characteristic of open surgery. This allow the surgeon to operate through several small incisions about the size of a dime.