TMC Center for Robotic Surgery
The human touch made remarkable!
The TMC Center for Robotic Surgery utlizes the da Vinci® Surgical System. The da Vinci system is an advanced robotic platform that allows doctors to perform complex procedures using a minimally invasive approach.
Surgeons at the TMC Center for Robotic Surgery use the da Vinci Surgical System to perform the following procedures:
- Gynecologic surgery
- General Surgery
- Urological Surgery
- Single-Site Gallbladder Surgery >
Maximum precision, 360 Rotation, 3D Magnification
Minimally invasive surgical techniques allows surgeons to operate through small incisions or existing body openings, rather than use the large incisions required in traditional open surgery. In conventional laparoscopic minimally invasive procedures, a surgeon’s vision, access and range of motion are limited because of the way surgical instruments enter the body.
The da Vinci Surgical System helps alleviate that problem by allowing surgeons to maneuver into small spaces within the body with 3D magnification while providing a greater range of motion and precision with specialized instruments.
How Does It Work?
During surgery, the surgeon makes a series of three tiny incisions (ports for instruments) in the body through which the da Vinci® robotic arms are inserted. The three robotic arms are inserted through the ports. One of the arms is a tiny video camera and the other two hold surgical instruments. Sitting at a computer console located about ten feet from the operating table, the surgeon views a three-dimensional image from inside the patient’s body. From the console, the surgeon controls the robotic arms that are inside the patient. Surgeons at the TMC Center for Robotic Surgery use the da Vinci® robot to perform minimally invasive prostatectomies, hysterectomies and other gynecological and oncological procedures.
The Benefits Of Robotic Surgery
Robotic surgery provides a number of benefits to patients, including:
- Reduced pain and trauma to the body
- Less blood loss and reduced need for transfusions
- Less postoperative pain and discomfort
- Lower risk of infection
- Shorter hospital stays
- Quicker recovery and return to work
- Less scarring and improved cosmetics
- More precise surgery
Am I a Candidate for Robotic Surgery?
Not all procedures can be done robotically, and not all patients are candidates for procedures that can be performed robotically. If you would like to know if your surgery can be performed with the da Vinci Surgical System, contact us about your condition and a surgeon will help determine if you may be a candidate for robotic surgery. The response you receive will be only a guideline. Only your surgeon can decide if your procedure can be performed robotically.
Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if robotic surgery is right for you.
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