Robotic surgery is a method to perform surgery using very small tools attached to a robotic arm. The surgeon controls the robotic arm with a computer.
Robot-assisted surgery; Robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery; Laparoscopic surgery with robotic assistance
You will be given general anesthesia so that you are asleep and pain-free.
The surgeon sits at a computer station and directs the movements of a robot. Small surgical tools are attached to the robot's arms.
- The surgeon makes small cuts to insert the instruments into your body.
- A thin tube with a camera attached to the end of it (endoscope) allows the surgeon to view enlarged 3-D images of your body as the surgery is taking place.
- The robot matches the doctor's hand movements to perform the procedure using the tiny instruments.