General & Minimally Invasive Surgery
Bariatric & General Surgery located in Tomball, TX
Robotic surgery doesn’t replace a skilled surgeon but helps them perform even more accurate procedures. Harvinderpal Singh, MD, FACS, and Viet Phuong, MD, FACS, of General & Minimally Invasive Surgery in Tomball, Texas, offer advanced, minimally invasive robotic surgery for conditions ranging from acid reflux to colorectal disease. To find out more about robotic surgery and its benefits, call the General & Minimally Invasive Surgery office or book an appointment online today.
Robotic Surgery Q & A
What is robotic surgery?
Robotic surgery is the most advanced and precise form of surgery you can have. It uses a robotic system that your surgeon from General & Minimally Invasive Surgery guides from a computerized console.
The surgeon retains total control of the robotic arm that performs your surgery. The robot can’t do anything without the surgeon’s input, so the system is very safe. The techniques the robot uses are minimally invasive, only requiring small incisions in your skin that allow a laparoscope and accompanying instruments to access the surgery site.
The laparoscope has a miniaturized camera with a light source that relays images of the inside of your body to a monitor. Your surgeon uses the on-screen images to observe and guide the robot as it completes the operation.
What can robotic surgery be used for?
At General & Minimally Invasive Surgery, they use robotic technology to perform a variety of general surgery procedures that treat a variety of medical problems, including:
- Cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)
- Thyroidectomy (thyroid gland removal)
- Breast surgery
- Colon resections
- Rectal resections
- Bariatric surgery
- Hiatal hernia repairs
- Nissen fundoplication
- Abdominal hernia repairs
- Pancreatic surgery
- Spleen surgery
General & Minimally Invasive Surgery also uses robotic technology to perform bariatric surgery procedures that tackle severe obesity, such as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy.
What are the benefits of robotic surgery?
Some of the benefits that robotic and laparoscopic surgery share over traditional open surgery include:
- Less post-surgical pain
- Reduced blood loss
- Shorter hospital stay
- Lower risk of infection
- Use of regional or local anesthetic
- Faster recovery
- Minimal scarring
Robotic surgery is also exceptionally precise. The robotic instruments have more flexibility and dexterity than any surgeon’s hand, which means it’s easier to navigate through your body and less tissue damage occurs. The camera on the laparoscope also uses magnified 3D images that show the surgery site in outstanding detail.
These additional advantages of robotic surgery mean it produces the most accurate results while keeping tissue damage to a minimum.
To find out more about robotic surgery and how you could benefit from this state-of-the-art technology, call General & Minimally Invasive Surgery or book an appointment online today.