Robotic surgery has a number of different applications across multiple disciplines. In each instance, it makes surgery less invasive and recovery times shorter, thanks to less blood loss and tissue disruption. With robotic surgery, surgeons can be more precise than ever before, since the robotic system eliminates even the most minute human hand quivering. Here is a look at some of the procedures that can be performed using robotic surgery.
Gallbladder stones and inflammation usually require the gallbladder to be removed. As Dr. Kevin Rayls, a general surgeon at Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center, explains in this video , laparoscopic gallbladder means creating multiple incisions to remove the organ, while robotic gallbladder removal only requires one cut. As a result, patients have a lower risk of infection and experience less blood loss during surgery. They also have less post-operative pain because only a small amount of tissue was disrupted during the procedure.
Multiple colorectal procedures can be performed with robotic surgery. Polyps and tumors can be removed robotically. It is also possible to remove all or part of the colon and rectum using robotic surgery. Robotic colorectal surgery can dramatically reduce the recovery time for these procedures compared to traditional, open surgery. Patient comfort is also improved when colorectal procedures are performed robotically.
If you have a hernia, your surgeon may recommend a robotic procedure to repair it. Studies into robotic hernia repair show that patients have shorter hospital stays, less pain, and a reduced risk of the hernia returning. Surgeons using a robotic system have to switch to open surgery less often than when performing a non-robotic, laparoscopic procedure.
Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center is pleased to offer cutting-edge robotic surgery as an option for patients for a wide range of procedures. To find out if you are a candidate for robotic surgery in Las Vegas, call (702) 880-2700 for a referral to one of our surgeons.