Benefits of Robotic Surgery
Because millimeters can make a significant difference in treatment outcome, robotic surgery with its three-dimensional vision system and 360-degree rotating instruments allows surgeons unparalleled precision in tissue removal or repair. Areas in traditional open surgery considered hard to see or get to are fully visible and easily accessed in robotic surgery thanks to highly maneuverable instruments and the ability to zoom in on the operative field at a magnification 10 times greater than the human eye.
Perhaps the most tangible benefit of robotic surgery for patients is incision size – in most cases, no bigger than the size of a dime, or 1-2 centimeters. In traditional open surgery, incisions may be as long as 10 inches.
Other patient benefits of robotic surgery can include:
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Minimal scaring
- Shorter recovery time
- Reduced risk of infection
- Faster return to normal daily activities