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Disadvantages Of Robotic Surgery
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
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
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
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
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
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
I'm going to have a hysterectomy and would like to know more about having this done using robotic surgery method.
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?
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
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
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
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
I'm having pyeloplasty done with robotic surgery next week & I have seen a lawsuit commercial about davinci machines & I'm scared now. Should I worry?
Pyelopladty: The majority of Pyelopladty procedures done robotically in usa; good luck ...Read more
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
Most urologists: The rate of robotic surgery among prostatectomy operations in the us is now over 90%. ...Read more
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
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
Pelvic U/S showed a 5.5 CM right ovarian lesion that looks like an endometrioma. My OB wants to do robotic surgery to remove it. Is it necessary?
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
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?
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
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
Robotic surgery 2 wks ago. Glue on umbilical incision fell off. 90% closed, 10% teeny opening. No bleeding, pain, or discharge. Can it heal naturally?
Probably: You should be fine. Tell your doctor. A steristrip might be helpful. ...Read more