Robotic surgery, which is better described as robot-assisted surgery, allows surgeons to perform many different types of complex surgical procedures with greater precision, flexibility and control than possible with conventional surgical techniques. Robotic surgery is typically associated with minimally invasive procedures performed through tiny incisions. Robotic surgery has also been rapidly adopted by hospitals in the United States for use in the treatment of many conditions.
The typical robotic surgical system includes a camera arm and mechanical arms with surgical instruments attached to them. The surgeon precisely controls the arms while seated at a computer console near the operating table. The computer monitor gives the surgeon a high-definition, magnified, 3-D view of the surgical site.
Advantages of robotic surgery
Surgeons using the Da Vinci robotic system find that it enhances precision, flexibility and control and allows them to better view the surgical site when compared to traditional surgical techniques. With robotic surgery, Dr. Danthuluri can perform delicate and complex procedures that may have been either extremely difficult or impossible with other methods. Robotic surgery often makes minimally invasive surgery possible, with the added benefits of:
- Faster recovery
- Fewer complications
- Fewer surgical site infections
- Less pain and reduced blood loss
- Smaller, less noticeable scars
Dr. Danthuluri’s fellowship in minimally invasive surgery means that he is also robotic surgery certified and skilled in advanced laparoscopic surgical techniques. He takes a personal interest in trying to do everything possible to use small incisions for less scarring and faster recovery.