As a leading Bakersfield surgeon dedicated to the overall health and well-being of his patients, Dr. Rafael Lemus-Rangel believes in the importance of health education. He encourages individuals and communities to improve their health by increasing their understanding of medical issues and beneficial health practices.

In April 2017, Dr. Lemus-Rangel was proud to connect with the Lancaster community as the featured speaker of a miVIP Healthy Living Seminar. At the free seminar, Dr. Lemus-Rangel discussed the latest developments in robotic surgery, hernia diagnosis & treatment, and more. In the Q&A session that followed his seminar, he opened the floor to questions from attendees. Here are some of the most popular questions from his seminar:

How Are Robotic-Assisted Surgeries Performed?

Through the assistance of advanced robotic technology, surgeons have increased visuals, dexterity, precision, and control in a wide range of procedures. During a robotic-assisted surgery, surgeons are seated at consoles in the surgical suite and direct robotic arms to perform the surgery. Controlled by the surgeon, these robotic hands effectively become an extension of the surgeon’s wrists, hands, and fingers allowing for small, 1-2 cm incisions.

What Are The Benefits Of Robotic-Assisted Surgery?

The benefits of robotic surgery are numerous. Because robotic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical option performed through small incisions, patients benefit from less post-operation pain, reduced trauma to the body, less scarring, and reduced blood loss. Patients will also benefit from a shorter hospital stay and a quicker recovery process.

What Does A Robotic-Assisted Surgery Look Like?

Dr. Lemus-Rangel understands the concerns that individuals have concerning robotic surgery. To help individuals better understand how robotic surgery works, Dr. Lemus-Rangel has uploaded a few of his robotic-assisted surgeries to YouTube. Please note: his robotic surgery videos contain some graphic content.

Bakersfield Surgeon

Board-certified Bakersfield surgeon, Dr. Lemus-Rangel specializes in general surgery, robotics surgery, and dermatology. Working with a highly-qualified team of medical specialists, Dr. Lemus-Rangel is committed to providing optimal care to his patients. For information about this top-rated Bakersfield surgeon, contact his practice at (661) 481-1793 or visit his website