Robotic Assisted Surgery
Robotic Assisted Surgery
Part of our commitment to providing the optimal patient experience is investing in the latest medical technology. The Surgical Hospital at Southwoods is pleased to offer its patients the next generation of minimally invasive procedures featuring two robotic assisted surgery systems.
These systems expand the surgeon’s capabilities in the operating room by providing more precision and dexterity of movement than is possible with the unassisted human hand. Using a high-powered camera, the surgeon maneuvers the arms of the robot while viewing a magnified, high-resolution, 3-D image of the surgical field. This sophisticated surgical platform seamlessly translates the surgeon’s wrist and finger movements into precise real-time movements of the surgical instruments.
Surgeons can perform complex procedures through smaller incisions. That means faster recovery times, shorter hospital stays, less scarring and a quicker return to normal daily activities for our patients.
Our robotic assisted surgery systems are used in the following surgical specialties:
- General Surgery
- Surgical Oncology
Ask your surgeon if robotic assisted surgery at Southwoods is right for you.
Robotic-assisted colon resection is performed to treat colon cancer, infections and inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease). It is performed with several small incisions instead of one long incision down the center of the abdomen, which is done with traditional open surgery.
Robotic procedure to remove the gallbladder, a small organ that stores digestive liquid, or bile, produced by the liver. This procedure is used to treat gallstones, gallbladder inflammation, gallbladder polyps or pancreas inflammation due to gallstones. It is performed with a single incision at the belly button, and can be completed in less than an hour.
Hiatal and inguinal hernias can be repaired through robotic surgery at Southwoods. This is a common procedure, where surgeons repair through tiny incisions rather than the large incisions associated with traditional open surgery. The result is less damage to surrounding tissues, less pain for the patient and a much quicker recovery – often within days.
Robotic-Assisted Nissen Fundoplication is a surgical treatment for GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease), in which a surgeon wraps the top of the stomach around the lower esophagus making it less likely acid will back up into the esophagus and reinforces the lower esophageal sphincter. Robotic-Assisted Nissen Fundoplication allows for faster recovery and less visible scarring.