When it’s time for surgery, patients should definitely ask their surgeon about robotic surgery. Over the past 20 years, surgery has evolved from open surgery to minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures to robotic surgery. The Surgery Group of Los Angeles is proud to offer patients with a variety of surgical problems an advanced, minimally invasive robotic surgical approach.
What is robotic surgery?
Robotic surgery combines the best features of traditional open and minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery. It uses small incisions of laparoscopic surgery with the wristed movement, 3-D visualization, and precision control of surgical instruments of open surgery. A small camera is inserted through a tiny incision and the surgeon sits at a console performing the procedure by guiding the camera and surgical instruments. The robot is designed to provide skilled surgeons even greater visualization, precision and expertise in performing more complex, minimally invasive surgeries, including dissection and reconstruction.
The benefits of robotic surgery
Over the years, particularly with the newer generation Da Vinci robots, robotic surgery has successfully proven to be beneficial to both patients and surgeon.
* Reduced pain and discomfort
* Minimal scarring/incisions
* Reduced risk of infection and blood loss
* Reduced time in hospital
* Faster recovery
* Enhanced visualization (higher magnification, higher resolution)
* Superior dexterity with greater range of motion
* Enhanced precision, flexibility, and control of surgical instruments
* Better access to hard-to-reach areas
What surgeries can be done with the Robotic system?
Robotic surgery can be used for all types of surgeries including gallbladder, abdominal hernia, thyroid/parathyroid, and colorectal. Of course, the use of robotic surgery correlates with the surgeon skill set and level of expertise.
At the Surgery Group of Los Angeles, our world-renowned surgeons have adapted robotic surgery from early on and have taken on the toughest cases. They are highly skilled and experienced in robotic surgery. If you are thinking about having surgery, come for a consultation at the Surgery Group of LA.