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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

Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Robotic Surgery (Definition)

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 ...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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What are the benefits of robotic surgery?

What are the benefits of robotic surgery?

More precision: With robotic surgery, the surgeon can use natural wrist and hand motions which are exactly replicated inside the patient with the robotic instruments. Visualization is improved with magnification and depth perception. This improved precision results in less blood loss, less tissue trauma, less pain, and better recovery for patients. ...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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Anyone know about davinci robotic surgery risks?

Anyone know about davinci robotic surgery risks?

As with all surgery: The risks are comparable to conventional laparoscopic surgery but robotic technology allows the surgeon to see the anatomy better and provides greater capability to address more complex anatomy. The risks are no different than other laparoscopic surgery and are dependent on the individual patient's problems as well as the surgeon's experience and skill. ...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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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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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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Is da vinci robotic surgery a reliable option for hysterectomy?

Is da vinci robotic surgery a reliable option for hysterectomy?

Can be: This is a procedure that requires a highly trained specialist who has plenty of experience in this procedure. In the right hands of a well trained surgeon, it can be highly successful. ...Read more

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I'm going to have a hysterectomy and would like to know more about having this done using robotic surgery method. 

Revolutionary option: Robotic hysterectomy using the da vinci surgical system allows the surgeon to perform complex surgery using minimally invasive techniques. We can do hysterectomies this way without making a large incision. The benefits to the patient are less pain, less blood loss and a faster recovery. Wfaa news:
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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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Do they do robotic surgery for spinal stenosis?

Do they do robotic surgery for spinal stenosis?

Yes: Yes, some surgeries for spinal stenosis include doing some form of fusion. In those surgeries, instrumentation is often implanted in the spine. Robotic surgeries are now available to help with placing instrumentation in the spine. ...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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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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Finally feeling great again after having gallbladder removed via robotic surgery. When can I start exercising (ie zumba cardio etc)?

Finally feeling great again after having gallbladder removed via robotic surgery. When can I start exercising (ie zumba cardio etc)?

As tolerated: After laparoscopic removal of the gallbladder, whether or not the robot is used, I tell my patients to return to normal activity as tolerated by pain/discomfort at the incision sites. There might be mitigating circumstances, such as an umbilical hernia, so check with your surgeon to be sure. Glad you're feeling better! ...Read more

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Why does using robotic surgery devices help physicians?

Various reasons: The robot allows more flexibliity in the manipulation of the instruments used for surgical procedures. Generally the recovery is quicker and easier after robotic assisted surgery. ...Read more

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What happens during robotic surgery if the patients blood pressure goes too high or drops too low?

What happens during robotic surgery if the patients blood pressure goes too high or drops too low?

It is managed: The doctors involved in the case, usually the anesthesiologist, monitor this and address it with medications or fluids as needed. There are wide parameters to what the acceptable values for the BP is depending on each case as they are all different. There is no special exception for the robot as it is just a very accurate set of hands. ...Read more

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Anyone use robotic surgery to remove prostate cancer?

Anyone use robotic surgery to remove prostate cancer?

Most urologists: The rate of robotic surgery among prostatectomy operations in the us is now over 90%. ...Read more

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I had robotic surgery-endo cysts removed from l/ovary 3 weeks ago. It hurts when im aroused? Haven't had sex yet it's just when aroused. Is this normal?

I had robotic surgery-endo cysts removed from l/ovary 3 weeks ago. It hurts when im aroused? Haven't had sex yet it's just when aroused. Is this normal?

Not usually: Becoming aroused usually involves some engorgement, or mild swelling of t, he uterus, vulvar organs/tissues, which may be the cause of this new pain. It is not a normal post-op phenomenon. I expect you stil having some internal healing occurring, and rec Ibuprofen (anti-inflammatory) medication for another week or so, and expect this pain will gradually resolve, and it should not persist. ...Read more

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I need to have robotic surgery for prolapse - (urinary, bowel, vaginal) what is the success rate?

I need to have robotic surgery for prolapse - (urinary, bowel, vaginal) what is the success rate?

Prolapse: Hard to give you an answer because it depends on a lot of things including the degree of prolapse that you have. It's best to ask the urogynecologist that question after they have examined you. ...Read more

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Severe pain on side of ovary/tube removal 6 days after robotic surgery. Also had endo cut out and cyst on r-ovary removed. Should I call dr. Or wait?

Severe pain on side of ovary/tube removal 6 days after robotic surgery. Also had endo cut out and cyst on r-ovary removed. Should I call dr. Or wait?

Call Dr.: Having had recent surgery the cause of the pain is commonly that very surgery. However, with robotics in general and six days later having severe pain especially if it is sudden is possibly cause for concern. With endometriosis resection and surgery it is more common to damage structures such as the ureter or nerves that lie close to the areas removed. In any case check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I got a robotic surgery done to remove an ovary. Days later, I had bowel obstruction and a soft ball sized abscess on the intestines. I had to get removed 8 inches of intestines. Is there any connection between the two?

I got a robotic surgery done to remove an ovary. Days later, I had bowel obstruction and a soft ball sized abscess on the intestines. I had to get removed 8 inches of intestines. Is there any connection between the two?

Robotic surgery: It is possible that there was an injury to your intestines during the removal of your ovary which caused the abscess. Generally, with an abdominal abscess, you don't need to remove intestines unless there was a problem with the intestines that caused the abscess. ...Read more

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Are there new brain tumor surgery options, like robotic surgery or radiation surgery, etc.?

Are there new brain tumor surgery options, like robotic surgery or radiation surgery, etc.?

Gamma knife: One of the not so new options is the use of gamma knife. Multiple sources of radiation are focused on the lesion, thus minimizing the damage to surrounding normal tissues. ...Read more

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Had robotic surgery to remove cysts, 1 tube and ovary 2 weeks ago. Now I have a slight burning and yellowish discharge from vagina. No smell.

Had robotic surgery to remove cysts, 1 tube and ovary 2 weeks ago. Now I have a slight burning and yellowish discharge from vagina. No smell.

Discharge: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and prescribe the treatment. Since you recently had surgery you may be seeing some irregular bleeding which is common. You may have a yeast infection from antibiotics given during the surgery. Your gynecologist can help you with this ...Read more