How is the robot used in surgery?
The surgeon makes small incisions and places ports which are attached to the robot and allow instruments to be safely passed into your abdomen. Your surgeon uses the console's master controls to maneuver the robotic instruments and perform very precise surgery. The robot has significantly revolutionized minimally invasive surgery.
What urologic procedures can the robot be used for?
The Da Vinci robot can be used to perform a wide range of minimally invasive abdominal and pelvic procedures including:
- Radical prostatectomy
- Simple prostatectomy
- Ureteral reimplantation
What are the advantages of robotic-assisted surgery?
Robotic surgery allows major operations to be performed using small incisions. The benefits of robotic surgery include lower intraoperative blood loss, lower postoperative pain, shorter hospital stay, and faster recovery. Furthermore, the robotic instruments' design exceeds the natural range of motion of the human hand which increases the precision of your operation.
Will my insurance cover robotic assisted surgery?
The use of Da Vinci Robotic platform is now widespread. If your surgery can safely be performed robotically, your surgeon will discuss this with you. For many operations, the use of the robot has become the new standard of care and the procedures are usually covered by your insurance. Our office personnel will review your insurance coverage with you prior to your surgery.