Robot-assisted surgery is quickly growing in popularity among elite surgeons in all fields, from orthopedics to urology. Why? Because it brings unparalleled precision to the operating room and offers better outcomes for patients.
Robotic technology gives surgeons enhanced control during even the most complex procedures. With smaller incisions, lower risk of infection, and shorter recovery times than traditional open surgery, it’s becoming the preferred method for patients who need to undergo a surgical procedure.
At Advanced Urology, with offices in Los Angeles, Redondo Beach, and Culver City, California, our doctors are proud to bring the latest in robotic surgery to our patients. We recommend robotic surgery for many common urologic procedures, like prostate gland removal, kidney surgery, and many more.
If you need surgery to preserve or improve your health, it’s time to learn more about all the benefits that robotic technology can offer.
Robotic surgery is precise
During robot-assisted surgery, your surgeon uses hand controllers to guide the robotic arms that perform the procedure. The arms hold specialized surgical instruments, and cameras project the surgery site onto high-definition monitors in the operating room.
Although it’s called robotic surgery, the procedure is performed entirely by your surgeon, who uses the robotic arms as a tool. The surgeon has an extremely detailed view of the procedure and is able to make extremely small, controlled movements with the robotic arms that humans couldn’t achieve alone.
Robotic surgery requires smaller incisions than traditional open surgery, and there’s often less trauma to surrounding tissue. There’s a lower risk of blood loss during surgery, as well as a lower risk of swelling and bruising during recovery.
Our Advanced Urology surgeons regularly recommend robotic surgery to remove and repair damaged organs, because the technology precisely removes damaged tissue and leaves healthy tissue intact. With robotic surgery, we can remove prostate cancer without lasting damage to urinary or sexual function — something that simply wasn’t possible with traditional methods.
Robotic surgery improves patient outcomes
Robotic surgery is extremely precise, making it an effective treatment option for cancer, cyst removal, pelvic reconstruction, and more. But along with a more accurate procedure in the operating room, it offers better outcomes and faster recovery.
These procedures typically require incisions the size of a button hole, which reduces trauma and risk of infection. Smaller incisions mean less blood loss and fewer stitches, and recovery times may be significantly shorter than if you’d had traditional surgery.
Just a few benefits of robotic surgery:
- Lower risk of infection
- Shorter hospital stays
- Less blood loss
- Reduced risk of swelling, bruising, and pain
- Faster recovery times
Robotic surgery offers a host of benefits over traditional methods, but some patients are concerned that the human element is lost in robotic procedures. The truth is that your surgeon is in control the entire time. The robotic arms give them unparalleled precision for complex procedures, and you’re able to enjoy better results with shorter recovery times.
If you need urologic surgery, find out if you’re a candidate for a robot-assisted procedure at Advanced Urology. Call the office nearest you, request a consultation online, or send our team a message to get started.