Are you considering surgery or are you scheduled for surgery? It’s normal to feel nervous about going under anesthesia, but learning as much as you can about the surgery you’re going to have can help calm your anxiety.
At Turnquest Surgical Solutions our board-certified bariatric and general surgeons offer robotic surgery for a number of health problems, including some weight loss surgeries. We also perform laparoscopic or open surgery depending on your individual circumstance and the type of procedure.
Whatever type of surgery you require, you’re in the hands of a skilled, experienced surgeon.
Robotic surgery versus traditional surgery
During robotic surgery, we’re stationed at a console that’s attached to a computerized robotic machine with mechanical arms. We make one or a few tiny incisions and insert thin surgical tubes into the surgical area through the incisions.
We place the robot’s 3D camera at the base of one of the tubes to view the target site, then we use the console dashboard to manipulate the robot to make very precise movements with tiny surgical instruments, which we insert into the other tubes.
We perform sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass using robotic surgery, in addition to operating on uterine tumors and fibroids, prostate and other cancers, gallbladder disease, and certain types of heart disease surgery using this method.
Benefits of robotic surgery
Following are some key benefits of today’s robotic surgery.
Minimally invasive surgery: smaller incisions
We can make much smaller incisions with robotic surgery than with traditional open surgery. The cuts are smaller than a third of an inch. You experience less pain and heal faster with small incisions. If your surgery requires a hospital stay, it will likely be shorter than with traditional surgery.
Better view for the surgeon
Your surgery may require us to go deep inside your body to an area that’s hard to reach. We don’t have 3D vision, but the robot provides it for us.
As a result, we have increased depth perception during the procedure and a clear, unobstructed view from more than one angle. We can more easily see large blood vessels and organs around the site.
Large range of motion with robotic instruments
Surgical robots provide us with the ability to move small surgical instruments with a greater range of motion than instruments used in traditional surgeries. Using the robot’s assistance, we can more easily access the areas in your body that we need to operate on. As a result, there’s less trauma to your body than with open surgery.
Less blood loss
Because your surgery is minimally invasive, you experience less blood loss, and there’s less chance you’ll need a blood transfusion. Blood loss can extend your recovery time.
Less risk of site infections
Because your incisions are tiny, you have less risk of a complication like an infection at the surgical site.
Call us at Turnquest Surgical Solutions in Houston, Texas, today or book an appointment online if you expect to have bariatric or general surgery in the near future.