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Robotic Surgery Specialist

Turnquest Surgical Solutions

Bariatric & General Surgery located in Houston, TX

If you’re struggling to lose a significant amount of weight or need another surgery for your heart, gallbladder, or prostate, robotic surgery is a revolutionary option. At Turnquest Surgical Solutions, Dexter Turnquest, MD, and Victoria C. Chang, MD, offer robotic surgery techniques to make the whole process less invasive and speed up your recovery time. Patients in Houston, Texas, should call one of the practice locations to find out why our state-of-the-art techniques are the best option for bariatric procedures. Alternatively, you can make an appointment using this website.

Robotic Surgery Q & A

What is robotic surgery?

The doctors at Turnquest Surgical Solutions have extensive training in robotic surgical techniques. During this advanced, minimally invasive procedure, a specialized system is used in the operating room to perform each procedure. 

The doctor is in control the entire time and is in charge of your results. The robotic system has a console that manipulates tiny instruments as controlled by the doctor, while a video screen shows the image of the surgical site for the doctor to view.

After making a few small incisions, the tiny instruments are inserted. A camera is attached to one, giving a 3D magnified view inside your body. 

The doctor maneuvers the tiny instruments using the robotic console. They offer a wider range of motion than the human hand so they provide more accuracy during surgeries. 

The 3D image gives doctors an optimal view of delicate organs and tissues so they can use extreme precision when operating.

What types of surgical procedures can be done with robotic techniques?

At Turnquest Surgical Solutions, Dr. Turnquest offers robotic surgery to treat a number of conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Heart disease
  • Uterine tumors and fibroids
  • Prostate and other cancers
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Obesity

The bariatric surgeries that can be performed with robotic techniques include sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass. If you have a surgical need, the skilled surgeons can help.

What are the benefits of robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery is extremely precise. The tiny instruments have more dexterity than the surgeon’s hand and allow for better maneuvering through the surgical site. The 3D image is far more detailed and accurate than what can be seen with the human eye, too.

Because robotic surgery requires smaller incisions, you experience faster healing times. Your hospital stay following surgery is generally shorter as well. Smaller incisions also mean little-to-no scarring, less blood loss, reduced pain, and lower risk of infection.

If you need surgery, you want the most accurate and least invasive method possible. To learn more about the benefits of robotic surgery, call one of the locations of Turnquest Surgical Solutions or schedule an appointment using this website. 

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