Robotic Surgery

Robotic surgery is by far the most advanced, revolutionary, less traumatic surgical technology of the modern era. Essentially it is the same as laparoscopic surgery except that the surgeon controls the surgical tools via a robotic interphase (Da Vinci robot). This robotic interphase maximizes precision, facilitates operative maneuvers in much tighter space, and provides for moves that the human hand/wrist are not meant to perform (i.e.: 540 degrees range of motion of the tip of the surgical instrument).

Today, all laparoscopic procedures can be performed using robotic technology. It is obvious that the surgical team has to have specialized experience in this technology and techniques, but also the ancillary personnel (operating room nursing staff) has to be absolutely facile with the robot.

Robotic surgery is associated with:

1. Far greater precision of surgical maneuvers.

2. Improved operative results in challenging laparoscopic procedures.

3. Minimal or none at all interference with the surrounding anatomic structures, organs, etc.

4. Minimal or none at all blood loss during the operation.

5. Significantly shorter recovery time and faster return of normal body functions.