Robotic Surgery
 
 

Robotic Surgery

You and your child may be worried about the prospect of surgery and the lengthy recovery period. However, with a robotic procedure, you can expect a surgery that is:

  • Less invasive
  • More precise with less manipulation of healthy tissue
  • Less painful with a shorter, easier recovery period

More and more, surgeons turn to robotic surgery to perform delicate, complex urologic procedures. The robot offers the surgeon precision and dexterity not available during a traditional, open surgery.

Robotic surgery versus traditional surgery:

   Traditional Surgery  Robotic Surgery
Incision type Large, in order to access the affected area
Small multiple incisions
Danger to surrounding organs and nerves
Greater, due to more manipulation of internal structures
Less, due to precision of robotic instruments
Risk of blood loss and infection
Greater, due to larger incision
Rare
Recovery period
Longer, more painful compared to robotic
Shorter, with less pain
Outcomes
Good
Greater precision leads to better outcomes