Robots are no longer just in science fiction movies. They are now used in the operating room to assist surgeons with surgeries. The use of any robot in the OR is called robotic “assisted” surgery.
While some people are hesitant to have robotic assistance during their surgery, many patients find that it results in less pain and a quicker recovery time.
In this blog, we will discuss robotic surgery and the benefits that it offers patients.
What is robotic surgery, and how does it work?
Robotic surgery uses robotic technology to help the surgeon control the instruments used during surgery. Different robotic units vary in functionality and how they assist a surgeon. Still, the benefits of robotic surgery include smaller incisions, less pain, shorter hospital stays, and quicker recoveries.
Robotic surgery is not appropriate for every patient or every type of surgery. Your surgeon will determine if you are a candidate for robotic surgery based on your health history and the type of procedure you need.
The possible benefits of robotic surgery over traditional surgery
There are several benefits that robotic surgery has over traditional surgery, which include:
- The robotic arm offers increased accuracy during the procedure because it can move in smaller increments than the human hand—greater accuracy results in less damage to surrounding tissues and fewer complications.
- Reduced blood loss as the robotic instruments can cauterize bleeding vessels during surgery.
- Shorter hospital stays as patients recover faster from robotic surgery than traditional surgery.
- Reduced risk of infection as there is less tissue trauma with robotic surgery.
Conditions treated with Robotic “Assisted” Surgery
Robotic surgery has been used for many years in various medical specialties, including urology, general surgery, and spine surgery..
In recent years, there has been an increase in the use of robotic surgery in other specialty areas such as ENT (ear, nose, and throat), cardiothoracic (heart and chest), orthopedic (bones and joints), and bariatric (weight loss) surgery.
What is Robotic Spine Surgery?
Robotic spine surgery is a surgery that uses a robotic system to assist the surgeon and treat the spine. This surgery is often used to treat herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and scoliosis. Robotic spine surgery can be performed using either an open or a percutaneous approach.
Robotic spine surgery can be an effective treatment option for many patients with spine conditions. This surgery has many benefits, including less blood loss, shorter hospital stays, and faster recovery. It can be less invasive and often requires smaller incisions.
We offer the latest Robotic Spine Surgery
Robotic surgery is the future of surgical procedures. At GNS Surgery Center, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the most advanced technology and treatments available. Our surgeons are highly skilled in using robot-assisted technology to provide minimally invasive care for various neurological conditions. Schedule your consultation with us and see if robotic surgery is right for you.