Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery
Robotic surgery has come a long way since 2000 – when the FDA approved the Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System. Leveraging the growing potential of robotic surgery, the team at DFW Bariatrics and General Surgery of Dallas, led by Dr. Sachin Kukreja, is ideally positioned to perform a spectrum of specialized procedures. Many leading American and European healthcare facilities these days have adopted robotic surgical methods to treat various medical conditions, and for all the right reasons.
How is Robotic Surgery achieved?
Robotic surgical procedures are performed using an intricate setup, typically comprising a camera arm, a set of computer-controlled mechanical arms with attached surgical instruments, and a viewing console that provides a high-definition, 3-D, and magnified view of the surgical site. Many people think that robotic surgery is an autonomous surgery where a computer or robot is doing all the work, which is simply untrue. In reality, robotic surgical systems simply allow the doctors better control over instruments, enhance precision, and reduce the possibility of human errors.
When is Robotic Surgery performed?
Robotic surgery is perfect for minimally invasive procedures that are performed through small incisions that do not leave any major scars. In some cases, however, robotic surgery can also be leveraged as an alternative to open surgeries which would require a larger incision and much longer recovery. Although traditional laparoscopy is also an effective surgical method, robotic surgical technology allows surgeons to have better control and precision. This technology can be used for performing hernia repair, gallbladder removal, anti-reflux surgery, colorectal surgery, and bariatric surgery.
Why Should You Opt for Robotic Surgery?
The key reason to opt for robotic surgery is that it promises great precision and control. Robotic surgery technology is constantly improving with instruments becoming more capable, computer AI helping in identifying blood vessels, determining whether the blood supply is good, the presence of nerves, and etc. This helps in reducing the risks, problems, and complications that may occur post-surgery.
What To Expect?
Led by Dr. Sachin Kukreja, the team of robotic surgeons at DFW Bariatrics and General Surgery in Dallas is specialized in carrying out an array of surgical procedures that are typically performed using a laparoscope. Robotic surgery technology enables our team to execute complex surgical procedures with ease. Moreover, compared to traditional surgery, robotic procedures have shorter recovery periods, involve smaller incisions and lower blood loss, and less pain. Most patients are able to leave the hospital on the same day or within the next few days.
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An experienced robotic surgeon may help you have a safer procedure and faster recovery. For more information on robotic surgical procedures, fill out our online appointment form and or call 469-620-0222.