Robotic surgery is laparoscopic surgery performed using The da Vinci System, which features enhanced 3-D, high definition vision and wristed instruments that bend and rotate far more than the human hand. The surgeon performs the surgery with improved visualization and dexterity and can facilitate more complicated laparoscopic procedures.
Austin Surgeons uses the advanced da Vinci platform to provide:
- Colon resection for colon cancer and diverticulosis
- Anti-reflux surgery and repair of hiatal hernias
- Heller myotomy for achalasia
- Repair of abdominal and inguinal hernias
- Stomach surgery
- Lymph node biopsy
- Gallbladder surgery
The term “robotic” can lead to some confusion. “Robotic” can suggest surgery done under a machine’s control. If fact, in robotic surgery, the surgeon controls every action and motion. “Enhanced laparoscopic surgery” might be a better name for this type of surgery.
Robotic-Assisted Surgery can allow surgeons to perform larger, more complex operations through smaller incisions. As a result, patients can enjoy less post-operative pain, less scarring, and a faster recovery.