Robot-Assisted Surgery—Overview

Definition

A doctor guides small robotic arms through several tiny keyhole incisions. This allows for greater range of movement than a doctor's hand.

Reasons for Procedure

Robot-assisted surgery is considered for procedures that:Performing surgery in this way may result in:
  • Less scarring
  • Reduced recovery times
  • Less risk of infection
  • Less blood loss
  • Reduced trauma to the body
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster recovery
Many types of surgery, including pediatric surgery, can now be done with the assistance of a robot, including:General:Chest:Heart:Gynecologic:Urologic

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