What is Robotic Surgery?
Considered to be the most innovative type of minimally invasive surgery available today, robotic surgery combines the human touch of skilled surgeons with the precision of leading-edge technologies. At P/SL, we are proud to offer the latest in robotic surgery options. Despite its name, robotic surgery is performed by highly experienced, specially trained surgeons who are assisted by an integrated system of advanced computer and robotic technologies.
How robotic surgery works:
Your surgeon is 100% in control of the robot. Through a high-tech control module, surgeons move miniaturized operating instruments that allow for extremely precise movements. In fact, robotic surgeons have a greater range of motion, they can see more clearly and they have better dexterity when using the robotic system.
Though robotic surgery has been used successfully worldwide in hundreds of thousands of procedures to date, not all patients are candidates for robotic-assisted surgery. Colorectal Procedures can be performed by open surgery, minimally invasive surgery or robotic surgery. Be sure to discuss the benefits and risks of each surgical technique with your doctor.
We are home to the largest robotic surgery program in the Rocky Mountain Region.
Benefits of robotic surgery over traditional or open surgery:
- Smaller incisions, less pain and scarring
- Fewer complications
- Less blood loss
- Shorter hospital stays
- Reduced risk of infection
- Greater sparing of nerves
- Quicker recovery & return to regular activity
- Better margins
- Better patient care through collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach