What is robotic surgery?
Robotic surgery is on the forefront of minimally invasive surgery with its implementation of the da Vinci® Surgical System. This system has several advantages over conventional laparoscopic surgery including, 3D visualization and magnification, smoother dexterity by enabling the control of multiple instruments simultaneously, and increased precision.
These technological advances lead to clinical benefits of robotics over conventional laparoscopic surgery such as less blood loss, shorter hospital stay, less pain and quicker recovery, and fewer operative complications.
The da Vinci® Surgical System has applications in many surgical specialties including:
Benefits of robotic surgery include:
- A shorter hospital stay
- Fewer complications
- Decreased pain postoperatively
- Minimal scarring
- Less risk of infection
- Less blood loss and fewer transfusions
- Faster recovery
- Faster return to normal activities
- Improved quality of life