Robotic surgery has proven successful in helping surgeons perform general procedures on vital organs within the confined spaces of the pelvis. In fact, the precision of robotic surgery has allowed doctors to perform some pelvic surgeries laparoscopically that otherwise could not be safely performed with traditional laparoscopy.
At Overlook Medical Center, our surgeons use the da Vinci® Surgical System for performing general pelvic procedures to treat prolapsed rectum, incontinence and various disorders of the gastrointestinal tract.
Potential benefits of general robotic surgery include:
- Faster recovery and return to normal activities
- Less blood loss and need for blood transfusions
- Less pain and scarring
- Reduced risk of complications from injury to surrounding structures
- Shorter hospital stay