Understanding the Major Benefits of Robotic-Assisted Surgery

Learn about the benefits of robotic-assisted surgery.

Surgery is often considered a last resort for medical treatment because going under the knife often poses additional risks. However, in some cases, a surgical procedure is the best way to resolve a health issue.

At Candela and Schreier Medical Corporation in Thousand Oaks, California, the surgeons study and invest in advanced technology to ensure the best possible outcomes. That’s why they offer robotic-assisted surgery using the state-of-the-art da Vinci® system.

What is robotic-assisted surgery?

Robotic-assisted surgery provides a more precise way to perform operations than traditional surgery. And because it’s more precise, there are fewer risks. The da Vinci system is a robotic arm that can move in a greater range of motion, and it has greater dexterity than a human hand.

What happens during robotic-assisted surgery?

Robotic-assisted surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that’s controlled by your surgeon. The equipment includes a tiny camera and light that sends images from inside your body to a monitor. Your surgeon controls the arm at all times and uses it to perform your surgery, from making a keyhole incision to completing the procedure and closing your incision.

What makes robotic-assisted surgery the best option?

In addition to giving your surgeon precise control over your procedure, robotic-assisted surgery provides a range of benefits for you.

The surgeon can see more clearly

The da Vinci system includes a high-definition, magnified 3-D view of the inside of your body. This allows your surgeon to see the treatment area more clearly than would be possible with their eyes alone.

Smaller incisions

Robotic-assisted surgery is minimally invasive, which means your surgeon only has to make a few small incision for your procedure. The precise control of the robotic arm enables your surgeon to make smaller incisions than would be necessary if the surgery were done manually.

Less blood loss

With smaller incisions, you’ll lose less blood. And because the da Vinci system gives your surgeon enhanced visibility, there is less risk of injuring nearby blood vessels and other tissue.

Faster recovery

Smaller incisions and reduced blood loss will help you recover quicker. While you may need to take a little time off to recover from your robotic-assisted surgery, you’ll likely need much less time than if you had traditional open surgery.

Lower risk of infection

The tiny incisions and reduced blood loss will also decrease your risk of getting an infection after your surgery. Depending on your procedure, your surgeon may still prescribe medication to reduce your chances of getting an infection.

Less scarring

With small incisions, you’ll also have a much lower risk of significant scarring. For example, in a traditional hysterectomy or appendectomy, your surgeon would need to make a 6-8 inch incision in your abdomen to reach your organs. With a minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery, your surgeon would only need to make a few small incisions.

Robotic-assisted surgery allows you to have the safest possible operation with reduced risks and a quicker recovery. If you need a surgical procedure and want to know if a robotic-assisted surgery can help you, book an appointment online or over the phone with Candela and Schreier Medical Corporation today.

You Might Also Enjoy...

What to Eat After You Have Your Gallbladder Removed

The good news? The reason for the abdominal pain you experienced before gallbladder removal is gone. But, as your body adjusts to life without a gallbladder, you’ll likely need to temporarily modify your diet. Read on to learn more.

Is Robotic Surgery Safe?

Surgery performed by a robot may sound like science fiction. That’s because it is. No self-functioning robots participate in current robotic surgical procedures. Find out why today’s robot-assisted procedures may be safer than traditional surgery.

The Dangers of Putting Off That Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is one of the world’s most loathed medical screenings. Between the preparation and the idea of a tiny camera entering your rear end, no one looks forward to it. No matter how much you dread having a colonoscopy, it could save your life.