Robotic Surgery

Candela and Schreier Medical Corporation

Surgical Oncologists & Robotic Surgery Specialists located in West Hills, CA & Thousand Oaks, CA

Robotic surgery, also known as robotic-assisted surgery, is among the most impressive technological advancements in modern medicine. Dr. Frank Candela and Dr. David Schreier are both experienced in robotic surgical procedures and offer this as one of many services available at Candela and Schreier Medical Corporation in West Hills and Thousand Oaks, California. The team is happy to serve those living in Agoura Hills, West Hills, Calabasas, and surrounding San Fernando Valley and Simi Valley area. If you’re in need of surgical care and wonder if robotic surgery is right for you, book a consultation today, either online or by phone.

Robotic Surgery Q & A

What is robotic surgery?

The term robotic surgery might spark images of boxy silver robots with sharp surgical instruments poised over a wary patient. In reality, robotic surgery is a surgical approach in which your (human) surgeon remains in control 100% of the time.

Robotic surgery allows your surgeon to conduct operations using a high-definition, magnified, and 3D view of the surgery site while guiding a remote-controlled surgical system. A robotic arm equipped with a light, camera, and surgical instruments actually performs the surgical tasks, but only under the direction of Dr. Candela or Dr. Schreier.

What are the advantages of robotic surgery?

Using mechanized surgical tools allows for precise control during both routine and complex surgical procedures. The camera system delivers images far better than the human eye is capable of processing, allowing your surgeon to complete tasks that would be far more difficult or impossible through a traditional open surgery.

Additional advantages of robotic surgery include:

  • Less blood loss
  • Lower risk of complications
  • Faster recovery time
  • Lower risk of surgical site infection
  • Less noticeable scarring

There are always risks associated with any surgical procedure, but robotic-assisted surgery reduces those risks.

What type of procedures use robotic surgery?

Candela and Schreier Medical Corporation uses the da Vinci robotic surgery system, an FDA-cleared surgical platform now in use in all 50 states and in 66 countries. The system uses wristed instruments that translate your surgeon’s hand movements to precise movement of the surgical instruments within your body.

Robotic surgery is becoming the norm in many types of surgery. At Candela and Schreier Medical Corporation, the da Vinci surgical system is used in hernia repair and colon surgery.  

Dr. Candela and Dr. Schreier are among the most experienced surgeons in the region in regard to laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgery. When you entrust either of them with your care, you can rest assured that you’re in capable and caring hands.

To learn more about robotic surgery or other minimally invasive surgical techniques, book a consultation with Candela and Schreier Medical Corporation at your earliest convenience. Online scheduling makes it easy to find a time that fits your busy schedule.