Technology has allowed the world of surgical options to undergo a tremendous transformation. While highly skilled surgeons still need to go through intensive training, work can now be more streamlined with the help of robotics.
In robotic-assisted procedures, doctors make small incisions and tiny, highly maneuverable robotic tools then act as an extension of the surgeon’s hands. The medical field now uses these robotic arms for several different procedures. If you’re considering surgery, here are some reasons why you may want to consider this option.
Surgeons undergo rigorous studying and training before they perform their first procedure. Even so, human errors can occur, especially when complex procedures must be performed in a very tiny space. Robotics offers enhanced dexterity and precision that is superior to what any human hand can perform. The mechanized tools can maneuver about in tight spaces with ease – and without affecting nearby healthy tissue and organs. A tiny camera allows your surgeon to clearly see the area being operated on, to best guide the device and see things that may have otherwise been missed.
A robotic-assisted surgery typically requires small incisions, especially when compared to traditional “open” surgery in which a larger incision is required – as well as a longer recovery period. Minimally invasive robotic-assisted procedures do not typically require long hospital stays, with patients often able to return to their everyday activities sooner than if they had a more invasive procedure.
Patients who undergo robotic-assisted surgery will find they may experience less post-operative pain. This is good news for anyone wary of the addictive dangers of prescription painkillers.
When it comes to surgery, we all want to avoid complications and have a successful procedure. Doctors will thus want to prevent blood loss and post-surgical infections. Both are less of a risk with robotic-assisted surgery.
With the precision capable of these new surgical devices, you’re less likely to suffer trauma to nearby health tissue. Blood loss won’t be much of a problem, and you likely won’t require a transfusion. Moreover, since the incisions are smaller, there’s less risk of bacteria or germs getting in and causing an infection.
While some people don’t mind having “battle scars,” most of us want to avoid having a permanent reminder of our surgery. Since the incisions doctors make in robotic-assisted surgeries are small, these wounds will typically heal better and quicker than in traditional surgeries.
Technologically Advanced Procedures in Wooster, OH
Wooster Community Hospital has all the latest technological advances – including robotic-assisted surgeries – to accommodate your medical needs. Our friendly staff looks forward to serving you. You can reach us at (330) 263-8100 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.