What is Robotic-Assisted Surgery?
Robotic-assisted surgery is minimally invasive and uses the da Vinci surgical system for a special 3-D view of the body combined with special instruments that allow your doctor to see better and have greater control of the instruments.
How is Robotic-Assisted Surgery Different?
The da Vinci Surgery System uses specialized robotic instruments and a unique 3-D high definition view inside the body. It uses only a few small incisions and a thin tube with a tiny camera and a light at the end that is inserted along with the surgical tools. The doctor can see clearly inside your body with the high-definition camera and magnification. By watching the monitor, your doctor can control the da Vinci surgical instruments. These instruments, which are in your doctor’s control at all times, allow for very precise movements. They can bend and rotate beyond a human wrist’s capabilities for greater precision. Patients who undergo da Vinci surgery typically have a shorter recovery time compared to open surgery.
What Types of Conditions Can be Treated With Robotic-Assisted Surgery?
There are a wide variety of conditions that can be operated on using the da Vinci surgical system including cardiac, head and neck, gynecologic, thoracic and urologic. For Drs. Antonio Santillan-Gomez and Alfredo Santillan-Gomez the majority of robotic-assisted surgeries are performed for patients with the following conditions: