Robotic Surgery: What is it?

While robotic surgery may sound more like science fiction than real life, these latest advances in surgical technology represent the future of medical science. Surgeons are now embarking on the practice of robotic surgery to provide precise, steady incisions via a computer controlled system. Does it sound too much like a video game experience? Think again. These robots are not acting alone. Highly trained surgeons provide the direction to a computer which can deftly control smaller instruments sparing nerves and providing a less invasive surgical experience. It provides an opportunity for the surgeon to exercise his skill and knowledge with the steadiest hand available resulting in a myriad of benefits for you, the patient.DaVinci

What does robotic surgery mean for the patient?
There are a number of benefits for the patient. Those who undergo robotic surgery experience:

  • Smaller scars
  • Less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Decreased risk of infection
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker recovery time

Meet Leo!
Here at Denton Regional, we recently held a contest to name our robotic surgery system. Caprice Thomas won our contest and the winning name was Leo! Read more about Carpice’s visit to Denton Regional and her experiences with Leo here.

The Institute for Advanced Surgery and Technology at Denton Regional offers the latest technology and minimally invasive procedures for a wide variety of surgical procedures. We are also working to provide advances in the field of robotic surgery through medical education. To learn more about Denton Regional, visit us online or contact us here.

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