The Advances in Surgery Made Possible by Robotic Systems

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Advances in technology are revolutionizing medical diagnostics and treatment with the invention of smarter, more complex machines. The use of robots to assist in surgery has given surgeons the ability to perform procedures with better geometric accuracy and on smaller scales. Robotic arms can access the tissues of the body much easier through a small incision than a surgeon’s hand and can integrate large amounts of data from diagnostic images to execute surgery with amazing precision. Robotic arms are also able to filter out hand tremors and scale down hand movements to much smaller ones inside the patient.

The introduction of robotic surgical systems has allowed many types of open surgery to be performed as minimally invasive procedures. Gall bladder removal (cholecystectomy), gastric bypass, and appendectomy are all among the procedures that can now be performed with the assistance of robots through tiny ‘keyhole’ incisions, dramatically reducing the complications associated with traditional open surgery. Performing surgery in this way typically results in:

  • Less scarring than open surgery
  • Reduced recovery times due to the smaller incisions and reduced tissue damage
  • Less risk of infection, as the robotic arms can be sterilized
  • Less blood loss
  • Reduced trauma to the body
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster recovery from the procedure—can return to daily activities much faster

MountainView Hospital’s Robotic Surgery Program combines the skill of our experienced physicians with the advanced technology of surgical robotics. We offer this approach as an option to treat a wide variety of medical conditions, and we are the only hospital in Nevada to offer a robotic approach to surgical weight loss. To be referred to a physician who performs robotic surgery at our hospital, contact us at (702) 233-5300.

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