Surgeons at Northwest Medical Center perform three types of robotic surgery: prostatectomy, hysterectomy and kidney surgery.
Some general surgery procedures can now be performed as robotic-assisted surgery. At Northwest Medical Center, these procedure s include cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal), hernia repair and colorectal surgery for benign and malignant tumors. Depending on the individual, robotic-assisted cholecystectomy may be performed using just one incision through the belly button, making the surgery virtually scarless. Robotic-assisted surgery gives your surgeon a 3D high definition view of your anatomy for enhanced visualization, precision, dexterity and control. General surgery procedures are performed through one-to-two centimeter incisions.
Traditionally, open gynecologic surgery, using a large incision for access to the uterus and surrounding anatomy, has been the standard approach to hysterectomy. This procedure is typically associated with significant post-surgical pain, a long recovery process and an a threat to surrounding organs and nerves.
For complex hysterectomies and other gynecological procedures, robotic surgery may be the least invasive treatment option. Through tiny, 1-2 cm incisions, surgeons using robot-assisted surgical platform can operate with greater precision and control, minimizing the pain and risk associated with large incisions while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and better clinical outcomes.
If you need surgery for a kidney condition, you may be a candidate for robotic surgery. This type of minimally invasive surgery can decrease operation time and complications as well as avoiding the need for cystoscopy.
Before you decide on surgery, discuss treatment options with your doctor. Understanding the risks and benefits of each treatment can help you make the best decision for your individual situation.
Traditionally, open urologic surgery – in which large incisions are made to access the pelvic organs – has been the standard approach to prostatectomy. This procedure is typically associated with significant post-surgical pain, a lengthy recovery and an unpredictable, potentially long-term impact on continence and sexual function.
Robotic surgery provides a minimally invasive approach to prostatectomy, in an effort to reduce pain and recovery time.
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