Robotic Surgery, Giving Patients More Options; Experts Available to Comment

Released: 16-Oct-2012 4:35 PM EDT
Source Newsroom: ProMedica
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Newswise — Robotic surgery offers many benefits over traditional procedures for patients who need urologic, gynecologic or cardiothoracic procedures, including reduced risk of complications and faster recovery. Robotic surgery also offers advanced capabilities to help surgeons provide better clinical outcomes than conventional open and minimally invasive surgeries.

During robotic surgery, a powerful scope is inserted through a one- to two-centimeter incision. A camera is attached to the outside of the scope which allows the surgeon to view a highly magnified, three-dimensional image of the surgical area. The surgeon operates remotely by controlling robotic arms and attached micro-instruments from a console that is a few feet away from the operating table. The robot replicates the surgeon’s movements in real time and cannot be programmed or make any type of movement without the surgeon’s input.

Other benefits of robotic-assisted surgeries include:
• Significantly less pain
• Less blood loss and scarring
• Lower risk of infection

ProMedica has several experienced surgeons available to comment on general, gynecologic, urologic, and vascular robotic surgery.


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