Robotic surgery makes surgery easier on patients and gets them back home faster than traditional surgical approaches. Robotic surgery can be the most effective, least invasive surgical option for colorectal, hysterectomy, lobectomy, nephrectomy and prostatectomy procedures.
Dupont, Lutheran and St. Joseph hospital physicians and surgeons have the most experience in the region with this unique system – powered by advanced robotic technology—that provides them with high-definition vision, intuitive motion and maximum precision. The system allows surgeons' hand movements to be scaled, filtered and translated into precise movements of micro-instruments within the operative site.
Robotic surgery enhances surgical capabilities by enabling the performance of complex surgeries through tiny surgical openings. The system cannot be programmed, nor can it make decisions on its own. Robotic surgery requires every surgical maneuver to be performed with direct input from the surgeon.
Robotic surgery has been successfully used in thousands of procedures worldwide.
Potential benefits of robotic surgery include:
- Significantly less pain
- Fewer complications
- Less blood loss
- Less scarring
- Shorter hospital stay
- Faster return to normal daily activities
Before deciding on surgery, discuss treatment options with your doctor. Understanding the risks and benefits of each treatment can help you determine the best option for you.