Robotic-assisted surgery is here! One of the many surgical options available at Northside Hospital.
Potential benefits of robotic surgery for patients include:
- Reduced pain
- Lower risk of infection or complications
- Less scarring
- Shorter hospital stays
- Faster return to normal activities
Our robotics program will initially focus on the following product lines:
- General Surgery
- Thoracic Surgery
Robotic surgery is designed to provide surgeons with enhanced capabilities, including high-definition 3D vision and a magnified view. Your doctor maneuvers the contollers, which translates his or her hand movements into small, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside of the body. Though this is often called a "robot," the robotic surgical system cannot act on it own: Instead, the surgery is performed entirely by your physician.
Together, the allows doctors to perform complex procedures. Most procedures are done through a few tiny openings but we also offer single site surgery which allows for a single incision in the belly button. As a result, you may be able to get back to life faster without the usually recovery following major surgery.