Robotic surgery, or robot-assisted surgery, allows surgeons to perform many types of complicated procedures with more flexibility, dexterity, precision, and control than is possible with conventional techniques. In robotic surgery, which is associated with minimally invasive surgery, surgeon’s use miniaturized surgical instruments that fit through a series of small incisions using a robotic system. It is also sometimes used in certain traditional open surgical procedures. Dallas-Fort Worth surgeon Dr. Rajesh S. Padmanabhan explains, “When compared to traditional surgery, robotic surgery guarantees faster recovery, less pain, and bleeding, lower risk of infection, shorter hospital stays, and smaller scars.”
Benefits of Robotic Surgery
Surgeons who use the robotic system find that it not only helps with precision and control but also allows them to see the site more clearly, compared with traditional techniques. With robotic surgery, surgeons can perform delicate and complex procedures that may have been difficult or impossible with other methods resulting in alleviated post-operative pain, a lower concentration of anesthesia, minimal blood loss, and smaller, less noticeable scars.
Robot-assisted surgery allows surgeons to take control over the surgical procedure and accepted for many types of procedures. These include:
- Extracting Tumor Cells from Sensitive Body Organs
- Removal of Gallbladder
- Hip Replacement Surgery
- Colorectal Cancer Surgery
- Head & Neck Tumor Surgery
- Hysterectomy & Tubal Ligation
- Coronary Artery Bypass
- Removal or Transplantation of Kidney
- Mitral Valve Repair
- Prostate Cancer Surgery
Although there are many advantages, robotic surgery isn’t an option for everyone. Talk with your board certified surgeon about the benefits and risks of robotic surgery and how it compares with other techniques, such as other types of minimally invasive surgery and conventional open surgery.
Dr. Rajesh S Padmanabhan is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Padmanabhan has practiced in Dallas Fort Worth and Arlington. He is named Top10MD – 1-in-3 doctors succeed with this recognition in the United States. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Padmanabhan link to his profile or call his office today, 817-466-7400.