Thanks to advancements in medical technology, high-tech robotic surgery is now possible if you have a surgery scheduled.
The thought of a doctor using a robot for operations may make people apprehensive. Thankfully, we are here to answer some questions.
What Are The Safety Risks?
As stated above, the robotic system allows a surgeon to have better precision. All surgeons qualified to use the system go through simulated operations during their training. Because of this, we can ensure the best possible safety for patients.
How Does It Work?
The machine used to perform the surgery is The da Vinci™ surgical system. The surgeon uses a console to control tiny surgical instruments. Robotic arms hold the instruments to perform the incisions. The system also projects what is happening on the console with the use of a magnifying camera.
How To Tell If A Robot is Operating On Me?
A common misbelief is that the robot is controlled by artificial intelligence. This is false, and the surgeon is the one in control all through the surgery from the console. The robot can not make any decisions itself and is instead a tool used by the surgeon for better precision.
Which Doctors Can Operate The System?
Only a properly trained doctor can perform robotic surgery. That being said, surgeons will be successful in operating the system if they are properly trained.
What Is The Recovery Time?
To begin with, the recovery from this type of surgery varies from person to person. For this reason, it is best to consult with your doctor about recovery time. Generally speaking, most patients will stay in the hospital for about 1 to 2 nights and make a full recovery after six weeks of the operation.
What Do I Do About Pain Management?
Because of the surgery, pain may continue after being discharged. Your surgeon will help plan your pain treatment before, during, and after your robotic surgery.
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