What is robotic surgery?
The first thing you should understand about robotic surgery is that it isn’t performed by a robot. The robotic technology assists your surgeon at Bela Vida Urogynecology, who is in complete control of the procedure at all times from a separate terminal.
This cutting-edge technology makes it easier for your surgeon at Bela Vida Urogynecology to perform complex procedures, like pelvic organ prolapse repair, with the highest degree of accuracy.
The robotic system converts your surgeon’s hand movements into smaller, more precise movements. Robotic components can move in ways that would be impossible for the human hand and wrist, which allows for smaller incisions and less painful, faster recovery.
What is robotic surgery used for?
Surgery is rarely the first line of treatment for any condition. The team at Bela Vida Urogynecology always explores the most conservative therapies first. However, they may recommend robotic surgery if you have a condition like pelvic organ prolapse that continues to cause problems after attempts at treatment.
The highly trained surgeons at Bela Vida Urogynecology specialize in reconstructive pelvic organ prolapse surgery, which uses the robotic arms to move your pelvic organs back into their proper positions.
They can also perform pelvic floor reconstruction as traditional, or open, surgery. This technique involves making a larger incision and using handheld surgical tools.
What are the benefits of robotic surgery?
Robotic surgery is a minimally invasive procedure, which means it requires a smaller incision and causes less tissue damage than traditional surgery. This offers many benefits, including:
- Less pain and scarring
- Less blood loss
- Shorter hospital stay
- Faster recovery time
- Reduced risk of complications
The robotic system also includes a high-definition camera, which provides your surgeon with a better view of your pelvic organs. This gives her a distinct advantage when performing complex procedures.
What should I expect from a robotic surgery procedure?
During the procedure, you’re under general anesthesia. Your expert surgeon makes a few small incisions in your pelvic area and then inserts tiny, robotic instruments into those incisions to treat your condition.
Although recovery from robotic surgery is faster and easier than open surgery, you should still plan on some downtime. Your particular recovery time depends on the type of surgery you need.
To find out if you’re a candidate for robotic surgery, call Bela Vida Urogynecology or book an appointment online today.