What Types of Procedures Use Robotic Surgery?

Robotic surgery used to sound quite futuristic, but now it’s one of the preferred ways to do precise surgeries. If you have an upcoming surgery, ask your doctor if you are a candidate for a robotics-assisted procedure.

At Candela and Schreier Medical Corporation in Thousand Oaks and West Hills, California, Dr. Frank Candela and Dr. David Schreier routinely use the da Vinci® surgical system to assist robotically during laparoscopic procedures for precise results, shorter surgical times, and rapid recovery for patients. 

Robotic surgery is becoming the gold standard

Robotic surgery is a leading-edge medical and technological advancement that has become increasingly popular for certain types of procedures. Doctors performed almost 700,000 robotic-assisted surgeries in 2017 alone. These robotic-assisted procedures provide life-altering and often lifesaving treatments to patients most in need of them, in a way that the medical community could not envision fifty years ago. 

The da Vinci surgical system

The da Vinci surgical system is an FDA-approved group of technologies that allow surgeons to control complex mechanical arms via console. One of the many benefits of this system is that your surgeon can match their expertise and knowledge with extra fine precision of the robotics system, operating in tiny spaces and reducing the need for large incisions. 

Dr. Candela and Dr. Schreier can deliver excellent results and faster healing times using the da Vinci system. They control small mechanical arms which allow even smaller tools to be used and incision size to be reduced even further. The movements of the robotics system are extremely precise, making it easier to complete the surgery quickly. The smaller incision size means healing is sped up as well, for a faster recovery time. 

Common procedures that use robotics surgery

Robotic surgery has revolutionized many types of procedures, and shines when utilized for laparoscopic surgery. Laparoscopic surgery is also known as keyhole surgery. A small camera inserted into an incision is used to guide your surgeon, who uses tiny tools inserted into the incision to perform the procedure.

Dr. Candela and Dr. Schreier use robotic surgery specifically for laparoscopic procedures like hernia repair and colon surgery. Other procedures that have become well known for robotic-assisted surgery are complete knee replacement and prostate surgery. 

Many doctors find that that robotics-assisted surgical procedures are benefical to patients who are also obese, since it can be dangerous for them to be under anesthesia for prolonged periods of time. Robotics surgery lets the procedure be completed rapidly so the time in surgery is shortened. 

If you are interested in learning more about how robotics surgical systems could aid in your upcoming surgery, contact our office for consultation by calling us or by using our scheduling tool. 

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