Robotic Assistance: Paving The Way To A Quick Recovery
What would you do if you were told you needed surgery?
- Would you worry about the procedure or the possibility of scarring?
- How long would it be before you’re back to your normal, everyday life?
For nearly 30 years, innovations in robotic-assisted surgery have made it possible to have shorter recovery times with little to no scarring.
What are Robot-Assisted Surgeries?
Robot-assisted surgeries are minimally invasive, meaning that instead of making one large incision, a few tiny ones are made. Because these incisions are much smaller, there is less risk of discomfort and scarring, which also allows for a faster recovery.
Unlike in previous years, doctors can now perform complex surgeries with high levels of precision. One such operation is a cholecystectomy, in which the gallbladder is removed. Other common procedures like hernia repair and colon resections are now achieved with the use of robotics.
Even though the field of robotic surgery is incredibly advanced and doctors are skilled in operating, surgery is still a daunting process. It’s important to feel comfortable with your surgeon. Always feel free to voice any concerns, or ask the questions you might have.