What is Robotic Surgery?
The Robotic Surgical System is designed to give our surgeons the most refined control, range of motion and visibility possible — with technology for that irreplaceable human touch. With its help, our skilled physicians can treat a diverse range of complex conditions with smaller, more precise maneuvers than ever before.
- Shorter hospital stays
- Less pain
- Reduced risk of infection
- Less blood loss
- Fewer transfusions
- Less scarring
- Faster return to normal life
When Is Robotic Surgery Used?
The Robotic Surgical System can be used for most surgeries, but it really shines during more complex or delicate procedures.
These may include:
- Abdominal Surgery
- Bariatric Surgery
- Colorectal Surgery
- General Surgery
- Gynecological Surgery
- Pediatric Surgery
- Surgical Onocology
Patients tend to recover quickly, often in as little as one to two weeks.
Is Robotic Surgery Safe?
All surgeries have risks. Robotic surgery helps to minimize those risks as much as possible. The Robotic Surgical System does not replace human surgeons or make decisions for them. It cannot move or operate on its own. Ultimately, it is a tool, just like any other that a surgeon might use — and this tool has a proven record of excellent results.
Considering Robotic Surgery?
Talk to your doctor about the type of procedure that may be right for you, or to learn more about robotic surgery or for free physician referral, please call (954) 321-4099 today.
How Does it Work?
Similar to laparoscopic surgery in that it is minimally invasive, robotic-assisted procedures use special equipment that includes:
- An operating console for the surgeon
- Precision-guided robotic arms that are inserted through keyhole-sized incisions
- A small video camera that provides magnified, 3-D images
- The camera enables doctors to see the blood vessels, nerve bundles and organs (such as the bladder, rectum and ureters) adjacent to the operating area
- The robotic arms, with full 360-degree rotation capabilities, allow surgical instruments to move with exactitude, flexibility and a range of motion that cannot be accomplished with standard laparoscopy.
- Robotic-assisted procedures usually are done under general anesthesia.
Most patients experience only a small blood loss and blood transfusions are uncommonly needed. Gynecology oncology patients typically spend one or two nights in the hospital and are usually discharged when they are able to tolerate regular food, walk without assistance, and have pain that is controlled with pain pills.
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Plantation General Hospital is proud to offer its patients updated and enhanced post-op accommodations. Our post-op surgical care beds provide an environment of healing that combines state-of-the-art sophistication with the finest in specialized care and attention.
To learn more about robotic surgery or for free physician referral, please call (954) 321-4099 today.