Robotic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery that uses a computer-assisted technology to aid in surgical procedures. Rather than operating on patients through large incisions, surgeons use miniaturized surgical instruments that fit through a series of small incisions to reduce scarring and recovery time.
Robotic surgery allows surgeons to make smaller incisions. Smaller incisions mean less trauma to surrounding tissue and reduced hospital stays. In many cases, a patient can go home in a day or two following minimally invasive robotic surgery— about half the time required for traditional open surgery. Robotic surgery also speeds up recovery times, reduces post-operative infection risks and allows patients return to their normal daily activities sooner.
Hysterectomy- the surgical removal of the uterus. This procedure may be performed to treat fibroid tumors, endometriosis or cancer. Traditional, open hysterectomies require large incisions and involve a longer recovery process South Baldwin Regional Medical Center performs minimally invasive, robotic-assisted hysterectomies, which involve smaller incisions, less pain, better maneuverability around delicate nearby organs and nerves, and a shorter recovery time.
Prostatectomy- a minimally invasive, robotic-assisted surgical procedure that removes the prostate gland and related structures. The prostate gland wraps around a man's urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder, and cancer can often form inside this gland. Prostatectomy provides many benefits including effective cancer control and improved return of sexual function and continence.
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