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6 Advantages of Robotic Surgery

6 Advantages of Robotic Surgery

When you hear the words “robotic surgery,” you may conjure up images of robots whizzing around the operating room. The reality is that this advanced surgical technique blends human experience and know-how with robotic precision and accuracy to provide the best possible outcomes.

At Advanced Surgeons, our team prides itself on offering the most advanced surgical techniques available, which includes our da Vinci® robotic surgery system.

Here’s a look at six advantages of robot-assisted surgery with da Vinci.

Da Vinci at a glance

Before we get into the benefits of our da Vinci surgical system, let’s take a quick look at what it entails. 

With da Vinci, one of our surgeons sits in front of a console and, using a high-definition monitor, guides robotic arms to perform the surgery. Our surgeon is in the room the entire time, and the instruments translate the movements of their hands.

In other words, the robotic system assists your surgeon and doesn't operate independently.

The advantages of robotic surgery

When we use our da Vinci surgical system, there are many benefits. We’ve outlined six of the more significant below.

Minimally invasive approach

Instead of resorting to open surgery, our surgeons are able to make very small incisions through which they can thread the specialized instruments and camera to perform the work. This means that you incur far less collateral tissue damage and blood loss.

A clear view

The reason we relied on open surgery in the past was so that we could get a good view of the surgical site. Thanks to a 3D high-definition camera and monitor, the da Vinci system magnifies our view of the surgical site, allowing us to see 10 times what the human eye can normally see. Not only is our view improved, but we don’t need to make a large incision to achieve it.

More precision and control

The robotic arms not only translate our surgeon’s movements, but they also offer a wider range of movement. The robotic arms can rotate more than human wrists and hands, and in tighter spaces. The da Vinci system also filters out any tremors, providing smooth operation of the arms.

A surgical solution for many needs

There are many applications for our da Vinci robotic system, including the most popular bariatric surgery in the United States, the gastric sleeve. We can also use the system for the second-most performed bariatric surgery in the US, gastric bypass surgery.

Outside of these bariatric procedures, we turn to robotic surgery whenever possible to perform gallbladder or hernia surgery

Less pain 

Since we’re only making small incisions, your postoperative discomfort is greatly reduced.

Faster recovery

Due to less tissue disturbance and reduced risks for infections, your recovery after a da Vinci robotic surgical procedure is faster than it would be with open surgery. This allows you to get back to your life more quickly.

To explore whether you might benefit from robotic surgery, please contact one of our offices in Valhalla, Carmel, or Poughkeepsie, New York, to schedule a consultation.

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