When you think of robotic surgery, it may bring flashes of a sci-fi movie into your head, but it isn't anything like that. Robotic surgery allows minimally invasive surgical procedures that are performed through tiny incisions.
The robotic-assisted surgery lets the doctor perform different types of more complex procedures with much more precision.
The robotic system allows surgeons to make more precise movements, flexibility, and control during operations. With robotic surgery, delicate and complex procedures can now be performed that may have been impossible or extremely difficult before.
One of the many great benefits of robotic surgery is that there are fewer complications at the surgical site. There is less blood loss, pain, and a quicker recovery. The scars from the surgery are less noticeable and more minor. Your hospital stay is much shorter, and you have a faster recovery time.
There are a lot of conditions that can be treated with robotic surgery. Some of these conditions are:
A doctor can't just walk into an operating room and perform robotic surgery. The doctor needs to have proper training. Your doctor can take the training to use the Robotic Surgical System. The robot isn't performing the surgery. Your doctor is controlling the robot. Because of the robot's greater precision, it can go into places and do things that a human hand can't.
The Robotic system can’t think on its own. Your surgeon directs the robot to perform the surgery from a nearby console.
The procedure goes as follows:
There is some risk to robotic surgery, which may be a small risk of infections or other complications, similar to conventional open surgery.
Not everyone is comfortable with robotic surgery. Discuss with your doctor any risks as well as the benefits and how they can compare to other techniques.