Quality in Robotic Surgery

In robotic surgery, a type of minimally invasive surgery, surgeons make a few small incisions instead of the single larger incision made in open surgery. Using a robotic system, which includes a camera arm and interactive mechanical arms with joints that move much like a human wrist, allows surgeons to perform complex procedures with greater precision, flexibility and control than standard surgical techniques.

When robotic surgery is performed by a certified provider with advanced training and skill, there is usually less blood loss, less trauma to the body and less scarring. Hospital stays are shorter and recovery times much faster than with traditional open surgery. Risks of robotic surgery are similar to those of open surgery, including risk of infection and other complications.

UK HealthCare features the da Vinci® Surgical System. The system’s 3-D imaging and 360-degree instrumentation allow better visibility and improved outcomes over standard minimally invasive surgical techniques.