With robotically-assisted surgery, surgeons use a surgical robot as their instrument to perform more complex operations without the need for a large incision.
By combining robotics and state-of-the-art computer technology, surgeons can operate with greater dexterity and control than is possible with traditional surgical approaches. The surgical robot is unique because it provides greater magnification, a three-dimensional view, and instrument arms that allow for movement that mimics a human wrist.
With robot-assisted surgery, patients can have major surgery with only a few tiny incisions, benefits include:
Faster recovery with a quicker return to daily activities
Shorter hospital stays
Less blood loss
Less post-operative pain
Less risk of infection
Smaller incisions with less scarring for improved cosmetic results
Robotically-assisted surgery at Meridian Health
Robotically-assisted surgery may be a good option for the treatment of a wide-variety of colorectal, general, gynecologic, and urologic conditions that previously required open surgery, and is being used at Meridian hospitals for a number of procedures including:
Colon and Rectal Cancer
Small Bowel Tumors
Hysterectomy for benign fibroids and cancerous tumors, including uterine, ovarian and cervical cancer
Myomectomy, or removal of fibroids from the uterus
Lymph node removal in women with gynecologic cancers
Working in state-of-the-art operating rooms, the experienced and compassionate surgical teams of Hackensack Meridian Health include board certified, fellowship trained surgeons, anesthesiologists, and registered nurses.