Robotic Surgery in Arlington, TX
What Is Robotic Surgery?
USMD Hospital at Arlington utilizes three robot da Vinci® Surgical Systems to perform many advanced and minimally invasive surgeries. Our hospital was the first in the DFW area to obtain and utilize these advanced surgical robots. Minimally invasive surgeries typically mean a quicker recovery period, less chance of surgical complications or infections, and smaller, less noticeable scars. To learn more about the benefits of robotic surgery and how a minimally invasive procedure might help you, contact USMD Hospital at Arlington.
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What Are the Benefits of Robotic Surgery?
Robotic surgery is a technological advancement of laparoscopic surgery. The da Vinci Surgical System makes it possible to perform many complex surgeries through small incisions. Robotic surgery at our Arlington, TX hospital offers a myriad of advantages that contribute to both improved patient care and greater procedural efficiency. Some of these benefits include:
- Increased precision: Robotic assistance enables increased precision during surgical procedures, lowering the possibility of complications.
- Improved visualization: With the help of 3D imaging technology, surgeons are able to gain a superior view of the treatment area. This enhances clarity and facilitates navigation in complex anatomical areas of the body.
- Enhanced stability: The robotic tools offer smooth and highly controlled movements during operations.
- Minimally invasive technique: Robotic surgeries typically require smaller incisions than conventional surgery. This often results in less scarring, reduced discomfort, faster recovery times, and shorter hospital stays.
Who Is A Candidate for Robotic Surgery?
Patients who are good candidates for many traditional surgeries are likely also good candidates for the robotic-assisted version of the same surgery. These robotic surgeries include:
- Bariatric robot-assisted surgery
- Robotic colon and rectal surgery
- Urologic robotic surgery
- Robot-assisted prostate surgery (including prostatectomies)
- Robot-assisted hysterectomy and other gynecological procedures
- Robotic kidney surgery (including nephrectomies)
- Robot-assisted gastric sleeve surgery
- Robot-assisted general surgery
All surgeries carry some risk of serious complications, and you should discuss all possible solutions, surgical and nonsurgical, with your doctor while considering surgery. Talk to your surgical team about whether or not robotic surgery is right for you.
Robotic Surgery Review
Ok, having cancer is a major drag, and I mean MAJOR drag, but my experience here was pretty amazing. I was recently diagnosed with Prostate Cancer and came in here to explore both surgical and radiation options. Everything is cutting edge here, from the robotic surgery equipment, to the Varian Beam Radiation treatments. I ended up doing a 40 day radiation treatment protocol with Dr. Peter LaNasa. They took my insurance, explained everything to me in great detail. EVERY SINGLE DAY I went in for treatment, I was warmly greeted by his staff by name. The technicians were fun (and cute), and absolutely made the best out of what could have been a stressful situation. Can’t say enough about my experience with Dr. LaNasa and Dr. Sheperd (the robotic surgeon who explained that whole process to me).
How Does Robotic Surgery Work?
During your robotic surgical procedure, your surgeon will guide the da Vinci Surgical System instruments at a console while watching 3D high-definition images of the surgical area. Robotic instruments are able to make smaller, more precise incisions, allowing for less invasive surgical techniques. The robotic surgery team at USMD Hospital at Arlington is among the most experienced teams in Texas, having performed more than 16,900 robot-assisted surgeries since the hospital received the da Vinci Surgical System in 2003.
Robotic Surgery FAQ
Will the Robot Be Performing My Surgery?
No, the robot does not perform surgery autonomously. A trained surgeon is in control of the robotic system at all times. The robot is simply a tool that assists the surgeon and enhances their capabilities during the operation.
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Advanced Technology for Better Healing
USMD Hospital at Arlington is proud to deliver the latest in advanced technologies to our family of patients. To learn more about robotic surgery in DFW and how this revolutionary system is changing lives, contact our hospital in Arlington, TX today.
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