Robotic surgery is an alternative surgical technique to open surgery, which involves accessing certain organs through singular large incisions. With robotic surgery, one of many benefits is that the incisions are much smaller.
During a robotic surgery at Valley Urogynecology Associates, your providers use a computerized device with a robotic arm. Your surgeon may start by making small incisions in your abdomen, or they may access the targeted organs or tissues through the vaginal opening.
Your surgeon makes the necessary repairs or alterations inside your body using the robotic device. A high-definition 3D camera provides an up-close image so your surgeon can see what the instruments are doing as they operate by controlling the instruments via the computer console.
In the fields of urogynecology and pelvic health, robotic surgery can accomplish many goals. Techniques that were once fully manual are now implemented with the help of a robotic device.
Valley Urogynecology Associates might suggest a robotic surgery approach for treating:
During your consultation, your providers tell you about each treatment they offer for your condition and make recommendations based on your overall health, willingness to undergo surgery, and any plans for future pregnancies. If robotic surgery isn’t the best choice in your case, there may be other options.
Robotic surgery helps surgeons perform operations safely and with extra precision. The robot device is programmed to make smooth and accurate movements according to your surgeon’s input. You’ll be under anesthesia so that you won’t be in pain at any point during the procedure.
Aside from the added precision, benefits of robotic surgery compared to other techniques include:
Thanks to the small camera and high-definition and real-time image on the screen, your surgeon knows exactly which areas to treat and can foresee some potential complications they may not have known about otherwise.
If you need pelvic surgery and want to learn more about robotic surgery benefits, call Valley Urogynecology Associates or book an appointment online today.