1. What is Robotic Surgery?
2. What is minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery?
3. What are the benefits of the Robotic Surgery?
- Helps to operate from a comfortable position
- Decreases fatigue while dealing with lengthy procedures
- Magnifies the object several times
- Provides a three dimensional view
- Offers the ability to move swiftly
- For lesser blood loss as incision is very small
- Quick healing of incision/wounds
- Lesser scope for infections and secondary complications
- Shorter hospital stay
- Faster return to normal activities
4. Does the robot perform surgery by itself?
5. Will the Da Vinci Surgical System make the surgeon unnecessary?
6. Is everyone a candidate for robotic surgery?
7. What if there is a technical problem with the robot?
8. Has the Da Vinci System cleared by the F.D.A?
9. What happens before the surgery?
10. What happens during the procedure?
11. What happens after the surgery?
12. Is Robotic surgery covered by insurance?
13. What are the risks of robotic surgery?
Like any other procedure, Robotic surgery is also prone to risks and certain short ailments. The risks are similar to that of a Laparoscopic surgery. The doctor will talk to you about what best suits you. Some of the risks include –
- A possible hernia in the site when single incisions are made
- Duration of the procedure may increase
- Patient may have to stay under anesthesia for a longer time
- Sometimes one may have to undergo more than one or larger incisions
- Conversion of the procedure to another technique in a dire emergency