What is robotic surgery?
Robotic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical procedure using robotic technology that allows surgeons to perform some of the most complex surgeries through small incisions. During a robotic surgery, the surgeon is in complete control and manages every element of the robotic technology. The surgeon uses the device’s high-definition, 3D vision to magnify the surgical site and inserts tiny, robotic instruments to perform the procedure with optimal precision.
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Our hospital in West Hills, California uses robotic technology for:
- Urologic surgery, such as robotic prostate surgery (prostatectomy)
- Spinal surgery
- General surgery
Patient benefits of robotic surgery
There are many potential benefits for patients when comparing the robotic surgical system to traditional surgical techniques, including:
- Minimal scarring due to small incisions
- Shorter hospital stay
- Faster recovery
- Less blood loss
- Less pain during recovery
- Less risk of complications, including risk of blood clots
Surgeon benefits of robotic surgery
The robotic surgical system is an improvement over conventional laparoscopy, in which the surgeon operates while standing and uses hand-held, long-shafted instruments that cannot bend or rotate. However, the robotic surgical system extends the surgeon’s capabilities to provide significant benefits, like:
- Enhanced 3D visualization
- Improved dexterity
- Greater surgical precision
- Improved access
- Increased range of motion