Surgical technologies have improved significantly in recent decades, and today, many surgical procedures are able to produce better results with a lower risk because of one of the most important advancements in surgical technology approved by the FDA in the year 2000: daVinci robotically-assisted surgery. The daVinci system features a control panel operated by the surgeon that controls a set of specialized tools used to perform minimally-invasive laparoscopic surgery. This technology has many advantages over traditional surgical methods, which are discussed in further detail below.
Better surgeon control: The arms of the daVinci system are capable of movements beyond the range of motion of the human hand, and they can perform with enough delicacy to peel the skin off of a grape. The surgeon operating the system has precise control over these tools so that there is a minimal chance for damage to tissue surrounding the surgical site.
Improved patient recovery: Laparoscopic surgery is performed through small incisions that allow access for surgical instruments to reach the site where repair to the tissue is necessary. This means that there is minimal impact on the body from surgery and that scarring will be barely visible. Patients are encouraged to get up and walk around right after surgery, and regular activities can generally be resumed within a few days.
Shorter hospital stay: Patients are typically able to leave the hospital the day of their procedure, which should last about one to two hours. This allows for a more comfortable recovery at home and a lower cost for surgery because patients are not billed for an overnight hospital stay.
Explore the uses for robotically-assisted surgery and discover if it is right for your procedure with Regional Medical Center of San Jose. Contact us on our website or call (888) 762-8881 to learn more about our surgical departments and services.