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What type of specialist should I look for to have fibrous remove robotic surgical or are there any listed here that I may talk with. Thank you?

What type of specialist should I look for to have fibrous remove robotic surgical or are there any listed here that I may talk with. Thank you?

Fibroids: I think that fibroids is what you're talking. They are little muscular tumors in the wall of a woman's uterus. They can be removed by a surgeon or GYN surgeon or they may opt for removal of the uterus all together. Just ask the surgeons in your area if they use surgical robots. Personally, I would be more concerned about a surgeon's reputation than his robot. Good luck :) ...Read more

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Is robotic surgery safe?

Is robotic surgery safe?

Yes: Done by the right surgeon it is not any less safe than say, laparoscopic surgery. Depending on the specific type of surgery you're asking about it may be preferred. It is not mainstream yet though. ...Read more

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Is the robotic surgery a risky thing to do?

Is the robotic surgery a risky thing to do?

Shouldn't be: It's a good way to provide finesse and precise surgery in the right hands. Pick a well-trained, experienced surgeon and you'll be fine. You don't want to be a resident's first case... ...Read more

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What are the disadvantages of robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery: This is new technology and many surgeons are not properly trained. Experience is the key with surgery, even with robotics ! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: robotic surgery?

What is the definition or description of: robotic surgery?

DaVinci robot: Davinci robotic surgery is really just a surgeon using extremely technologically advanced surgical equipment. The "robot" doesn't really do surgery, it simply acts as our hands inside the patient. It does allow us to do procedures more easily then without the robot. There are some great you tube videos of how the robot looks and works. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: da vinci robotic surgery?

What is the definition or description of: da vinci robotic surgery?

Assisted laparoscopy: Da vinci robotic surgery is laparoscopic surgery with the assistance of a robot. The robot consists of robotic arms with laparoscopic instruments which are used to do laparoscopic surgery in areas that are difficult to access in the abdomen. The console allows for 3d hd visualization and allows the surgeon to control the surgical instruments using their fingertips. ...Read more

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What information do I have to bring along to do the robotic surgery?

What information do I have to bring along to do the robotic surgery?

Medication list: You doctor will have supplied a current history and physical exam report to the surgery center prior to your surgery. Your medications may change, so bring them and/or a current list of all your medications with you. ...Read more

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How long does leakage last after robotic prostate surgery?

How long does leakage last after robotic prostate surgery?

Discuss with surgeon: Recovery of urine control after prostate removal depends on many factors. The age of the patient, degree of urinary symptoms before surgery and experience of the surgeon (using the robot) are likely the most significant. A healthy guy operated on by an experienced robotic surgeon has 90% chance of being dry, usually taking 3-12 months. Kegels, physical therapy can be very helpful. ...Read more

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Are the holes made for robotic surgery painful after surgery?

Are the holes made for robotic surgery painful after surgery?

Minor discomfort: The benefit of any minimally invasive surgery is the small incisions necessary to gain access to the abdominal cavity. Likely the largest incision necessary for a robotic prostatectomy is the incision needed to remove the specimen, no more than an inch or two. ...Read more

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After a robotic hysterectomy surgery can you use a waist training corset?

After a robotic hysterectomy surgery can you use a waist training corset?

See details: After you have recovered completely, you should be able to wear one. ...Read more

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How long after robotic prostatectomy surgery will I have urinary incontenance?

How long after robotic prostatectomy surgery will I have urinary incontenance?

Incontinence: urinary incontinence after any kind of prostatectomy can take several months. It is different recovery for each patient. You need to discuss with your urologist the details of your surgery and he will be better able to inform you of your timeline of recovery ...Read more

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During the robotic prostatectomy surgery, do they put the Foley catheter in before or during the surgery?

During the robotic prostatectomy surgery, do they put the Foley catheter in before or during the surgery?

Here are some ....: Insert one before the procedure to assist visualizing and "feeling" the urethra for transecting the urethra during the procedure. After that, the first one is removed and replaced with another one to assist connecting urethra to bladder neck and for postoperative care, just like open prostatectomy. At times, the same one can be used as long as it is not cut or damaged. For detail, ask Doc. ...Read more

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Having adhesions removal via robotic surgery tomorrow. Was told to prep with 1 bottle of magcit or pills. What's the correct dose for capsules?

Having adhesions removal via robotic surgery tomorrow.  Was told to prep with 1 bottle of magcit or pills. What's the correct dose for capsules?

Ask your doctor: Different doctors use different pre-procedure protocols for clearing your bowels. I would contact your doctor's office and ask. Good luck! ...Read more

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After prostate remove surgery by robot in jan.All done supplemental radiation june 24th. 50 years old in sept, what kind of exercise is best 268#5'8"?

After prostate remove surgery by robot in jan.All done supplemental radiation june 24th. 50 years old in sept, what kind of exercise is best 268#5'8"?

Kegel's: Pelvic floor exercises are important for regaining / maintaining urinary continence. Six weeks post-operatively, barring other medical problems, full return to any form of exercise is acceptable. Pick something you like and will stick with. ...Read more

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How safe is a robotic surgery _large fibroids ?

Fibroids: That depends on how large the fibroids are. Robotic surgery for fibroids is very safe, but at some point, if the fibroid is huge, you can't really do it robotically or laparoscopically and need to do it as an open operation. ...Read more

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Is it normal have blister at site of robotic surgery?

Is it normal have blister at site of robotic surgery?

Blister: It can happen from time to time. The trocars (plastic or metal tubes that are inserted through your abdominal wall) can exert pressure on your skin and after a long operation, can cause a blister to form, but no often. ...Read more

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What is the necessity of robotic mitral valve surgery?

What is the necessity of robotic mitral valve surgery?

Smaller incision: Robotic surgery in general allows for smaller incisions and so called "minimally invasive surgery". It might also be useful in patients with contraindications to traditional surgery (i.e. Previous bypass surgery) or who require unusual incisions. ...Read more

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Please explain what are the risks involved in cardiac robotic surgery?

Please explain what are the risks involved in cardiac robotic surgery?

Same as open surgery: Bleeding, infection, stroke, early graft failure, early valve failure (depending on the indication for surgery), respiratory failure, kidney failure, need for re-operation, allergic reaction, medication side effects, death. ...Read more

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