We all know how conventional surgery works, now let's find out what are the advantages of robotic surgery and if it is necessarily better than human surgery.
Robotic surgery, or robot-assisted surgery, allows doctors to perform many types of complex procedures with more precision, flexibility and control than is possible with conventional techniques. Robotic surgery is usually associated with minimally invasive surgery — procedures performed through tiny incisions.
Robotic surgery was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2000 and it was widely used in the United States and Europe for a wide range of conditions. Every robotic surgery includes a camera arm and mechanical arms with surgical instruments attached to them. The surgeon seated at a computer console near the operating table will monitor and control the mechanical arms. The console give the surgeon a high-definition, magnified, 3-D view of the surgical site.
Surgeons have suggested that the use of robotic system has positive side effect. It enhances precision, flexibility and control during the operation and allows them to better the site, compared with traditional techniques. Robotic surgery are also known for its minimal invasive surgery hence the benefits such as:
1) Fewer complications, such as surgical site infection
2) Less pain and blood loss
3) Quicker recovery
4) Less noticeable scar
Source: Space Coast Daily
So now the question, is robotic surgery right for you? Studies have shown that despite the affirmative response and positive procedures, robotic surgery isn't an option for everyone. It is always best to talk to your doctor to find out what are the risks of robotic surgery vs other techniques before committing to a procedure. You can also write to us if you're unsure and even though the best thing to do would be to visit us for a consultation, we can always guide you along too.
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H/T: Mayo Clinic