Nobody wants to have surgery, but if that day comes for you or a loved one, you are sure to want the surgery to be as successful as possible. Robotic surgery, available at Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, offers several advantages to doctors and patients when compared to traditional surgery.
Surgeons skilled in this minimally invasive technique use much smaller incisions than traditional surgery, resulting in less trauma, shorter hospital stays and faster recoveries.
What is Robotic Surgery?
Also known as robotic-assisted surgery, robotic surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that uses smaller incisions through instruments attached to a robotic arm. During robotic surgery, the surgeon views a high-definition, 3-D image transmitted by a tiny camera (called a laparoscope) from inside the patient’s body. Sitting at a console, the surgeon guides miniaturized surgical instruments attached to three or four robotic arms. Hand, wrist and finger movements are translated into precise movements with a level of accuracy and precision difficult to attain with the human hand. Complex surgeries are performed through just a few small incisions.
Advantages of Robotic Surgery
For patients, robotic surgery offers several benefits. The smaller incisions can result in less scarring and trauma to surrounding tissue. Patients require less pain medicine, and robotic surgeries typically have fewer complications. Shorter hospital stays and recovery times mean patients can return to their normal activities sooner.
For more information about robotic surgery at Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, visit OrlandoHealth.com/RoboticSurgery or call (321) 841-9365.
Dr. Bobby Gibbons, a general surgeon who performs robotic surgery at Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, explains the advantages of robotic surgery from a surgeon’s point of view. “The camera inside the body provides a three-dimensional view we didn’t have before, and the wristed instrumentation allows the surgeon a full 360-degree of motion not possible with traditional surgical instruments.”
Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital – A Leader in Robotic Surgery Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital is among several Orlando Health hospitals accredited as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation. The accreditation distinguishes the hospital from other facilities by providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation. Robotic-assisted surgery is available at Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips for a variety of procedures, ranging from general and colorectal surgeries to urologic and gynecologic procedures. Continuing its quest to provide patients with the most advanced procedures and optimal care, Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips will be expanding its robotic program by adding a second robotic surgical
system this spring.