An Overview of Robotic-Assisted Invasive Surgical Procedures

An Overview of Robotic-Assisted Invasive Surgical Procedures

For the past ten years, robotic surgery has been on the rise in many US hospitals. This means that if you were scheduled to undergo robotic and minimally invasive surgery in Miami, you would not have to worry about scarring, excess loss of blood, and the high risk of infection. After the procedure, you can embark on your daily routine as a result of faster recovery time. However, before you book an appointment for this type of surgery, here is what Peter A Khamvongsa, FACOG, FACS, IF and his team wants you to know.

How it works

Traditional surgical procedures involve making longer incisions, which can take more time to heal. But with minimally invasive surgery, your surgeon makes a small one to encourage faster healing. With this precision of technology, the patient is assured of little-to-no infections or future complications.

During the procedure, the surgeon uses tiny robots installed with other surgical tools and a small 3D camera to create small incisions. Unlike traditional surgery, the handler does not have to touch the patient directly. Instead, they rely on a computer console to get a closer view of the target area and to direct the robotic arms.

Surgery, whether minor or major, can only be successful when precise movements are made. Since human hands are not as precise as robots, surgeons can make the wrong movements. This procedure works by allowing surgeons to see the inside of the body in three dimensions, making it easy to perform accurate real-time movements.

The benefits

As is expected of traditional surgery, a surgeon is required to stand over a patient for hours. This can lead to fatigue. But with robotic-assisted surgery, all they need is to control the robots while sitting on a console.

Unlike hands-on surgery, robotic surgeries often result in minimal blood loss, thus leading to faster recoveries. Making smaller incisions leads to faster recoveries, but it is also a guarantee that the patient will not be exposed to complicated infections associated with longer incisions. That means after the surgery, you can wait for a few days before embarking on your daily activities.

How to prepare for robotic surgery

If you have been scheduled for this type of surgery, feel free to ask questions to get an insight into how your surgery will be performed. Look for a qualified doctor that has fellowship training in robotic surgery. If whoever you have chosen has practiced robotic surgical skills for more than twelve months, you can rest assured that your surgery will be successful.

Going by the benefits of minimally invasive robotic surgery, it is clear that surgeons will not have to worry about making mistakes that can cost the life or the health of a patient. All they need to do is use robotic arms and surgical instruments to perform surgeries without directly visualizing or touching the organs they are operating on. As a result, physician fatigue that comes from standing over the patient for hours is completely erased. To learn more about robotic-assisted surgeries, schedule an appointment with your doctor today.

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