With robotically-assisted surgery, surgeons use a surgical robot as their instrument to perform more complex operations without the need for a large incision.
By combining robotics and state-of-the-art computer technology, surgeons can operate with greater dexterity and control than is possible with traditional surgical approaches. The surgical robot is unique because it provides greater magnification, a three-dimensional view, and instrument arms that allow for movement that mimics a human wrist.
With robot-assisted surgery, patients can have major surgery with only a few tiny incisions, benefits include:
Robotically-assisted surgery at Meridian Health
Robotically-assisted surgery may be a good option for the treatment of a wide-variety of colorectal, general, gynecologic, and urologic conditions that previously required open surgery, and is being used at Meridian hospitals for a number of procedures including: