About Robotic Surgery
Robotic Surgery: What to Expect
Here is a general idea of what you can expect during a robotic surgery:
- Your surgeon will make one or a few small incisions
- While sitting at the surgical console and looking through the visual system, your surgeon has a magnified view of the operating area
- He or she uses hand controls to move the robotic arms
- The arms respond in real time to your surgeon’s movements
Robot-Assisted Surgery: Patient Benefits
There are many benefits to a robotic procedure:
- More precise surgery
- Less pain
- Faster recovery time
- Less scarring
- Less risk of infection
- Shorter length of stay
- Faster return to normal activities
Robotic Surgery: Other Benefits
Robotic-assisted surgery has many advantages that may provide a more effective surgery for you.
The robotic surgery system offers surgeons:
- Detailed visual field. Your surgeon has a detailed view of the operating site.
- Greater range of motion. The robotic instruments rotate completely. They can also access hard-to-reach places.
- Less handling of healthy tissue. The robotic instruments are very precise. We can operate in tight spaces without harming surrounding tissues and nerves.
If you would like to learn more about robotic surgery at St. Anthony's Hospital, please call (727) 253-4215.