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5 Benefits of Robotic Surgery

5 Benefits of Robotic Surgery

Robotic surgery technology is here and now provided by the skilled team at Lakeland Surgical Clinic, PLLC, located in Jackson, Mississippi.

Rest assured, during robotic procedures, our surgeon is in the operating room and in control the entire time. The robotic console just enhances the surgical skills of our team to get you the best possible outcome. 

Here’s what we want you to know about robotic surgery and how it can benefit you.

All about the robotic procedure

Traditional open surgery uses large incisions and handheld instruments to complete surgical procedures. While this technique is still widely used and often necessary, robotic surgery offers a minimally invasive approach.

During robotic surgery, our team works from a computer console located in the operating room. We use the console to control miniature instruments that are mounted on robotic arms to make tiny incisions. 

Our surgeons view the surgical site through a 3D camera that magnifies the site. 

All hand, wrist, and finger movements translate through a computer control to the EndoWrist® instruments. These instruments move like the human hand but with an even greater range. 

Our surgical team is by your side throughout the procedure. Even better, the technology used at our office is the most advanced available — the da Vinci Xi®.

The five main benefits of robotic surgery

Robotic surgery is considered minimally invasive, meaning it uses small incisions and tiny instruments. This advanced surgical technique offers five primary benefits:

1. Less tissue trauma

Small incisions mean there’s less damage to surrounding tissue. You also experience less scarring and blood loss during your procedure.

2. Shorter hospitalization

Many robotic surgery procedures are performed on an outpatient basis. That means instead of having to spend one or more nights in the hospital, you are released to go home for recovery. 

3. Faster recovery 

Smaller incisions heal quicker. You often need several weeks or months to recover from traditional open surgery. Robotic surgery shortens the recovery time to just a few days or a couple of weeks. The smaller incisions mean less tissue is affected during your procedure, so you have a reduced risk of infection or complications. 

4. A quicker return to normal activities

Faster recovery and reduced tissue trauma mean less time off work, daily chores, and the activities you love. 

5. Reduced pain and discomfort

You experience less trauma during a robotic procedure, so you won’t experience as much pain. You also won’t need pain medications for as long, reducing your risk of dependence. 

Benefits for your surgeon

With robotic surgery, our surgeon has a better view of the surgical site, so we can complete your procedure with greater precision. In addition, the robotic instruments are more nimble than the human hand, providing our team with more dexterity.

Types of robotic surgery

Robotic surgery is versatile and can be used for many general surgical procedures, including hernia repairs, gallbladder surgery, and stomach surgery. Robotic surgery has gynecological, cardiac, urological, and colorectal applications, too.

Candidates for robotic surgery

Our team will determine if you’re a candidate for robotic surgery. Usually, you need to be in generally good health, of healthy weight, and a nonsmoker. The reason for your surgery is another factor. Some cases are better served with traditional open surgical techniques.

If you want to be considered for robotic surgery for your next procedure, contact Lakeland Surgical Clinic, PLLC, today. Call the office or book using the online tool for a consultation to learn more.

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