Robotic-assisted surgery is minimally invasive and allows specially trained surgeons to perform a wide range of delicate and complex operations through a few small incisions.
Using an advanced robotics computer, this system allows the surgeon to remain 100% in control at all times. Each movement of the surgeon's hand is translated into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside the body.
In addition, the robot's 3-D, high-definition vision system provides surgeons a highly magnified view, virtually extending their eyes into the patient. These advanced optics allow the surgeon to locate and repair damaged tissue that could otherwise go unseen by the naked eye, providing a detailed assessment of vessels, blood flow and related tissue.
Together, these technologies provide unparalleled precision, dexterity and control for the performance of minimally invasive surgery. Indiana Regional Medical Center (IRMC) currently offers general and gynecologic robotic surgery, including hysterectomy, endometriosis treatment, ovarian mass and scar tissue removal, sacrocolpopexy, colorectal procedures, hernia repair, splenectomy, abdominal wall repair, gallbladder removal, acid reflux disease treatment and more.
With robotic-assisted surgery, patients can look forward to:
- A shorter hospital stay.
- Less blood loss.
- Fewer complications.
- Less need for narcotic pain medicine.
- Faster recovery.
- Smaller incisions associated with minimal scarring.