Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Procedures

Definition

A doctor uses robotic arms to operate through small keyhole incisions in the abdomen.The robotic arms are able to do surgical tasks with an increased range of motion. They also can filter out hand tremor. The special tools translate the doctor’s larger hand movements into smaller ones. This allows delicate work to occur in small spaces.
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
laparascopic cholecystectomy
Close-up view of laparoscopic tools used to remove the gallbladder (green structure).
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Reasons for Procedure

Some laparoscopic surgeries that have been successful using robotic techniques include: Compared to more traditional procedures, robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery 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

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