If you anticipate having surgery to correct bladder or kidney issues, you may be a candidate for robotic surgery. The highly skilled surgeons at Urology Specialty Care of Miami have the da Vinci® Surgical System, the latest advancement in robotic surgery. This minimally invasive technology allows your doctor to perform complex surgeries with more control and smaller incisions. You benefit from a faster recovery time and less scarring than with other surgery. To find out if you qualify for robotic surgery, schedule a consultation at this Miami, Florida practice online or by phone.
Robotic surgery, also known as robot-assisted surgery, is a minimally invasive procedure that allows your surgeon to perform complex surgical procedures with more control and precision than is possible with conventional surgery. The surgeon can often perform the surgery using only tiny incisions that allow you to heal more efficiently and in a shorter period.
The da Vinci robotic system relies on mechanical arms that contain a camera and small surgical instruments. Using a computer, your Urology Specialty Care of Miami surgeon controls the arms during the procedure and receives a magnified 3-D image of the treatment area.
While you’re under general anesthesia for your comfort, the surgeon begins by making only tiny incisions over the treatment area. Next, the surgeon inserts a slender tube with a camera attached that transmits images to the monitor nearby.
Your surgeon then controls the computerized mechanical arms, using them to mimic human hand movements.
Robotic surgery may be an option if you need kidney or bladder surgery. It can also be useful for removing cancer cells from sensitive areas of your body, like the organs, blood vessels, and nerves.
Robotic surgery offers several benefits over traditional surgery. Because this type of surgery requires only small incisions, your recovery time is much faster than traditional surgery.
You’re also at less risk for bleeding and infection, and you’ll have minimal scarring. Pain levels during recovery are also less than with traditional surgery.
Your Urology Specialty Care of Miami surgeon reviews your medical history, and depending on the reason for your surgery, may recommend da Vinci robotic surgery as a viable treatment option.
As with any surgery, there are risks associated with anesthesia. You can expect to recover faster because of the small incisions, but your surgeon may still restrict some of your activities while you heal. For instance, you shouldn’t lift heavy objects, perform strenuous exercises, or drive your car for at least a week.
To learn more about the benefits of robotic surgery, schedule a consultation online or by calling the office.