Robotic Surgery

From reduced pain to a quicker recovery, learn about the many benefits and advantages of robotic surgery at Hattiesburg Clinic.

Robotic Surgery Overview

In the past, surgical procedures were always performed as “open” or “traditional” procedures. Robotic surgery is changing that.

An open surgery requires large incisions that allow surgeons to access the body. Today, minimally invasive procedures are much more common. Innovations in technique and technology allow surgeons to perform surgery in a less invasive way, which offers many benefits to patients. Robotic surgery represents one of the latest advancements in surgery.

How Robotic Surgery Works

Let us first clear up some confusion. Robotic surgery is not performed by a robot. In fact, it is better described as robot-assisted surgery, since a board-certified surgeon performs the procedure and is in control at all times.

During robotic surgery, a robotic arm assists the surgeon. The surgeon sits at a console and directs the movements of the robot, starting with making tiny incisions to access the body. Once the body is opened up, an endoscope is inserted. This tool is a thin tube with a camera attached to it, providing the surgeon with real-time, magnified images of the inside of the body.

From there, the surgeon performs the surgery, making surgical movements with his or her hands that are matched in real-time by the robotic arms inside the body. This provides the surgeon with an advantage—the tiny robotic hands are able to access much smaller spaces than a surgeon’s hands.

The Benefits of Robotic Surgery

Robotic surgery offers patients many benefits, including:

  • Less risk of infection and other complications
  • Minimal bleeding
  • Quicker recovery
  • Reduced pain
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Smaller scars

Why does robotic surgery offer these benefits? Think back to the description above about how robotic surgery works. This type of minimally invasive surgery is easier on the body in multiple ways.

For one, smaller incisions heal more effectively and quickly than larger incisions. Because the body is accessed using tiny robotic tools rather than human hands, less unaffected tissue is touched, minimizing pain and the risk of complications. Those robotic hands also provide the surgeon with a greater range of motion, allowing for precision during the procedure.

Choose Hattiesburg Clinic

If a medical provider recommends surgery as a treatment option for a medical condition you have, the surgical team at Hattiesburg Clinic is here to offer advanced surgical options. Our team of board-certified surgeons uses the latest advancements in technique and technology to provide patients with safe, effective and optimal surgical care.

Whenever possible, we offer patients access to minimally invasive procedures, including laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery. Robotic surgery is an option for many procedures, including hernia surgery, colorectal surgery and anti-reflux surgery.

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