About robotic surgery
Robotic surgery is an exciting and promising area of minimally invasive surgery. Using a high-tech robot, specially-trained surgeons perform complex operations through very small openings; reducing pain, recovery time, hospital stays and scars.
Minimally invasive surgery not enough
Small scopes and tubes have been used to see inside the body and operate through small incisions. Unfortunately, technical limitations such as a lack of dexterity and depth-perception make it unsuitable for most pediatric surgeries.
Robotic surgery brings benefits
The robot's equipment has been miniaturized, and made more precise, flexible and dexterous. Its enhanced imaging provides sharp, clear, 3-D views of the operating site.
During robotic surgery, two or three small (1/2" or less) incisions allow a camera and tiny robotic surgical instruments inside the body.
Each subtle movement of the surgeon's wrists, hands, and fingers is precisely translated to the tiny surgical instruments inside the patient's body.