Why Choose Robotic Services at Adventist Medical
The tiny incisions used in robotic-assisted surgery cause less
trauma to your body. That means less blood loss, less pain after
surgery and less risk for infection. Because robotic-assisted
surgery is not as hard on your body as traditional surgery, you
may be able to go home sooner – sometimes even the next day – and
you will probably recover faster.
Benefits for women who need gynecologic surgery: Robotic-assisted
surgery makes it possible to have a hysterectomy with very small
incisions. The robot makes it easier for your doctor to remove
fibroids while leaving your uterus in place. When your surgeon
uses a robotic system, you can usually expect to go home to your
family faster, with less pain.
Benefits for men who need prostate cancer surgery: Studies have
shown that most men have a rapid return of sexual function and
bladder control after robotic-assisted surgery for prostate
cancer. Of course, every man is different, so be sure to talk
over your concerns with your surgeon.
How robotic-assisted surgery works
Instead of a long incision, the surgeon makes incisions that are
just 1 to 2 centimeters - less than an inch. The robot's arms,
which hold the surgical instruments, and a camera are inserted
through these tiny incisions.
The camera inside your body magnifies the picture 10 times and
transmits the image in 3D high definition, so your surgeon has an
excellent view. The doctor holds controls that feel like surgical
instruments. When the surgeon moves his or her hand even a tiny
bit, the robot reacts, following the doctor's hand movements
The maneuverability, precise reactions of the robot and visual
clarity make it possible for your surgeon to operate confidently,
with no need for a large incision.