Ellis Medicine offers robotic-assisted surgery – an advanced approach to minimally invasive surgery. Ellis' daVinci Robots give our highly skilled surgeons another state-of-the-art tool that yields benefits to both patients and surgeons. The robotic approach enables the surgeon to complete more complex procedures in a minimally invasive manner.
How Robotic-Assisted Surgery Works
The first note to make about robotic-assisted surgery is that a surgeon is performing the surgery, not a robot. The skill and expertise of the surgeon is what makes any surgery successful.
Robotic-assisted surgery, like other minimally invasive surgery, utilizes cameras and instruments that are inserted through small incisions in a patient’s body. The advantage is that the surgeon uses a state-of-the-art console operating the robotic arms using hand controls. Through the console’s viewfinder, the surgeon sees high resolution, 3D images that are sent back by the cameras. The quality of the images and the precision of the surgical arms enables the surgeon to provide optimal care to their patients.
Ellis Medicine is utilizing robotic-assisted surgery for:
- gynecologic surgeries, such as hysterectomies, removal of fibroids while preserving the uterus, endometriosis, pelvic prolapse and fallopian tubal reversal
- bariatric (weight loss) surgeries
- urologic surgery, such as prostate surgery, partial nehprectomy, pelvic prolapse
- general surgeries, such as gallbladder removal, colon surgery, paraesophageal hernia, and treatment of acid reflux disease
- thoracic surgery (procedures related to the lungs), such as lobectomies
Patient Benefits … Less is More
Compared to traditional open surgery, the minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery translates into:
- Smaller incisions
- Less blood loss
- Less risk of infection
- Less pain
- Less scarring
- Quicker recovery
- Faster return to normal activities
- Three dimensional (3D), high resolution vision
- Greater surgical precision
- Increased range of motion
- Improved access
- Improved dexterity