Did you know that nearly 15% of all surgeries use robotics? It’s true! Robotic surgery is quickly becoming the preferred technique for a wide range of procedures — including urologic surgery.
At Advanced Urology, our surgeons are highly trained in robotic procedures. Compared with traditional open surgery techniques, robotic surgery’s benefits simply can’t be matched, and we’re proud to provide this cutting-edge treatment.
We recommend robotic surgery to many of our patients, and here’s why.
1. Reliable results
Robotic surgery might sound like something out of a science fiction novel, but the truth is that the technology has been around for decades — and it’s been proved time and again. Robotic surgery reduces human error to deliver more predictable surgical results.
Our team performs robotic urologic surgery with the da Vinci® system. It was first introduced in 1999; since then, over 775,000 people have had a da Vinci procedure. The system is widely considered the gold standard in surgical treatment for a range of health needs, including urologic conditions.
2. Treatment flexibility
The da Vinci system gives our team unparalleled flexibility in treating urologic conditions. Many of the most common conditions can be treated with robotic surgery, including:
- Kidney cyst removal
- Ureteral implantation
This isn’t a full list, and other types of urologic surgery can be performed robotically. If you’re wondering whether you’re a candidate, schedule a surgical consultation with our team.
3. Enhanced surgical accuracy
In robotic surgery, your surgeon controls robotic arms via a computer located in the operating room. The surgeon has complete control over the procedure, and the robotic arms serve as an extension of their hands.
Your surgeon can achieve enhanced precision and accuracy by using the robotic arms that they couldn’t with their hands alone. This precision is particularly helpful in urologic surgery, when surgeons are working on small, delicate organs in difficult-to-reach areas.
4. Lower risk of complications
Robotic surgery offers enhanced surgical precision, but it doesn’t require larger incisions to achieve it. In fact, robotic surgery incisions are incredibly small — about the size of a button hole — and these small incisions lower your risk of surgical complications.
With robotic surgery, your risk of blood loss and infection are much lower. Plus, smaller incisions mean smaller scars once you’ve healed.
5. Accelerated recovery
Finally, one of the best benefits of robotic surgery is recovery. Robotic surgery is minimally invasive, which means it reduces your risk of bleeding, bruising, and swelling after the procedure.
You can expect to heal faster than you would with traditional open surgery. Most people enjoy shorter hospital stays following robotic surgery, and many procedures are outpatient, which means you may even be able to go home the same day as your surgery.
These days, robotic surgery is considered one of the safest and most effective options when you need surgery. Find out if you’re a candidate with a consultation at Advanced Urology. Call one of our offices in Los Angeles, Redondo Beach, Culver City, and San Pedro, California, or send us a message to get started today.