Northwest Medical Center | Robotic Surgery Institute

(gentle peaceful music) – What robotic surgery is it’s an advanced minimal invasive surgery
meaning that it’s minimally invasive, it brings to the forum three dimensional, high
definition pictures and just the type of very
advanced minimal invasive surgery. Robotic surgery works in the
following manner: the surgeon initiates the surgery by
putting in the roll carts by the bedside of the
patient and docks the robot and then sits at a console
and does the surgery. Meaning that the surgeon
is always in control, has better control and
is always in control of the instrumentation
during the procedure. Some of the benefits of
robotic surgery are as follows, it’s minimally invasive which
means better healing time, less trauma to the tissue,
gets better visualization so the surgeon can actually
operate in a more precise manner and the patient is able to return to their regular function
in a much faster time. The risks for robotic surgery are not any different from major
surgery meaning of course your concern about infection, bleeding. Here at Northwest, we offer a
variety of robotic surgeries. In the GYN specialty we
have the hysterectomies, myomectomies, GYN
oncologists, the robot is very efficient in terms of
lymph node dissection. Urogynecology in terms of bladder suspension, vaginal prolapse. General surgeons use
it for colon resection, for gall bladder. Nephrologist use it, Urologist
for kidney resection, kidney transplants. Cardiothoracic uses it
as well and those are a variety of the different
robotic surgeries that’s offered here at Northwest. I prefer robotic surgery
for many different reasons, one I do think over
the years is it has made me a better surgeon
because it offers better visualization in terms
of three dimensional. I see less bleeding time,
less operating time, my patients recover much
quicker and they’re back to their lives within two to three weeks. So for those reasons I prefer the robot. It’s very important in
any facility that you have a team that’s dedicated to the robot and at Northwest we
have an excellent team. When I say dedicated,
everybody in that room has been trained in using the robot
even up to Anesthesiologist in terms of positioning
the patient properly, knowing the different
instruments, how to troubleshoot, so it’s important for every facility to have a dedicated robotic team.

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