Robotic surgery has advanced the medical sciences to new heights. It has afforded surgeons the ability to perform a wide variety of procedures that were once unexecutable due to physical limitations of the surgeon. Pre-robotics surgery required that a large surgical incision be made into the patient; comparatively, robotics surgery creates small incisions which allows for decreased blood loss and an increased amount of time patients are able to stay under the knife.
Robotics surgery also provides surgeons with enhanced optic ability. New viewing options allow surgeons more control of the fields of vision specific to different procedure types. This has allowed surgeons to develop new and improved procedures for complex operations focusing on micro incisions.
Many different factors are involved in determining a patient’s eligibility for robotics surgery. Making the decision that is right for you is of primary concern. It is critical that the patient discusses all relevant factors with their physician before continuing on with further procedures.