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Robotic Surgery

Robot-assisted surgery, also known as robotic surgery or robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery (MIS), is an advanced surgical technique that utilizes robotic systems to aid surgeons in performing complex procedures with precision, control, and flexibility. These systems consist of robotic arms equipped with surgical instruments and a high-definition camera, which are controlled by the surgeon from a console in the operating room. The surgeon operates the robotic arms while viewing a magnified, 3D image of the surgical site, allowing for enhanced visualization and dexterity.

The Benefits of Robotic Surgery

One of the primary benefits of robot-assisted surgery is its minimally invasive nature. Unlike traditional open surgery, which requires large incisions, robot-assisted surgery involves small incisions through which the robotic arms and instruments are inserted. This minimizes trauma to surrounding tissues, reduces blood loss, and accelerates recovery times for patients. Additionally, the precise movements and articulation of the robotic arms enable surgeons to access hard-to-reach areas with greater accuracy, leading to improved surgical outcomes and reduced risk of complications.

SouthCoast Health Surgery Department's Robotic Services

At SouthCoast Health, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality surgical care using the latest advancements in robotic technology. Our skilled surgeons utilize cutting-edge robotic technology to perform a variety of procedures with precision and efficiency. The robotic surgery services offered at our practice include:

Robotic Hernia Repair

Our robotic hernia repair procedures use advanced robotic-assisted techniques to repair all types of abdominal hernias with enhanced precision and minimal scarring. This approach offers patients quicker recovery times, reduced postoperative discomfort, and shorter hospital stays. Learn more about hernia repair surgery at SouthCoast Health.

Robotic Abdominal Wall Reconstruction/Robotic Transversus Abdominis Release

Robotic abdominal wall reconstruction surgery uses small incisions to fix large, complex abdominal wall hernias that would otherwise require major open abdominal surgery. Robotic TAR (transversus abdominis release) is a novel technique used to repair large ventral hernias that need complex release of the abdominal compartments to allow for closure of these defects in a minimally invasive manner. In many cases, the entire hernia can be repaired with several eight-millimeter incisions. 

Robotic ETEP (Endoscopic Totally Extraperitoneal) Hernia Repair

Robotic ETEP surgery is a minimally invasive technique used for the repair of complex, ventral hernias. Our surgeons employ robotic-assisted tools to access and repair hernias with greater accuracy and efficiency, resulting in faster recovery and reduced complications. In many cases, the entire hernia can be repaired with several eight-millimeter incisions.

Robotic Ventral Hernia Repair 

Our robotic ventral hernia repair procedure offers patients a less invasive alternative to traditional open surgery. Using robotic technology, our surgeons can precisely repair ventral hernias while minimizing trauma to surrounding tissues.

Robotic Inguinal Hernia Repair

Inguinal hernia repair using robotic-assisted techniques allows for precise anatomical visualization and mesh placement. This approach offers patients faster recovery times and reduced risk of complications compared to traditional open surgery, which involves a larger, groin incision.

Robotic Cholecystectomy 

Robotic cholecystectomy is a minimally invasive surgical technique used for the removal of the gallbladder. Our skilled surgeons utilize robotic technology to perform precise, gallbladder removal with small incisions, less postoperative pain, minimal scarring and faster recovery.

Robotic Colon and Rectal Surgery

In some cases, robotic surgery can be used to resect colon cancers or rectal cancers that are deep in the pelvis with safety and accuracy. Minimally invasive laparoscopic/robotic approaches have been shown to decrease complications, use smaller incisions, less postoperative pain, allow faster return to work and daily activity, and decrease hospital length of stay.

Are You a Candidate for Robotic Surgery?

Determining whether someone is a suitable candidate for robot-assisted surgery depends on various factors, including the type of procedure being performed, the patient's overall health, and the surgeon's expertise. It is essential for patients to consult with their SouthCoast Health surgeon to assess their specific condition and determine the most appropriate treatment approach, whether it involves robot-assisted surgery or alternative methods

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