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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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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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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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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 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 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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I had robotic surgery-endo cysts removed from l/ovary 3 weeks ago. It hurts when im aroused? Havent 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? Havent 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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