What is robotic surgery?
Robotic surgery is the use of a robotic platform as an instrument to perform minimally invasive surgery. It utilizes an advanced set of components that translates the surgeon’s hand movements in real time to the bending, rotating, or other essential motions of the instruments.
Is the robot performing the surgery?
No, your surgeon is always in the control of the instruments and the system as a whole.
What are the benefits for my procedure?
Though the benefits vary by procedure, the robotic platform allows improved ergonomics with wristed instruments and highly magnified/3-D high definition imaging. Minimally invasive surgery, as a whole, often offers less pain and quicker return to normal daily activity compared to traditional open procedures. Please see our Robotic Surgery page for more information on robotic surgery.