What is Robotic Colon Surgery?
Robotic colon surgery is a minimally invasive surgical alternative for some individuals and provides cutting edge technology in the assistance of colon resection surgeries. The surgery is performed by the doctor, who controls a robotic arm that holds endoscopic cameras and surgical tools.
The arm precisely mimics the hand movements of the doctor and allows for careful examination of the surgical site without more invasive methods.
Is Robotic Colon Surgery Safe?
Robotic colon surgery, just like any surgical procedure, presents some risks to patients, and your doctor can help you assess any specific or heightened risks to you individually. Some general risk that accompanies surgical procedures include infection, reopening of the incisions, and blood loss.
What are the Advantages of Robotic Colon Surgery?
Some possible advantages of robotic colon surgery could include:
- Quicker recovery
- Less blood loss
- Less scarring
- Precise removal of cancerous tissues
Not everyone is a candidate for robotic colon surgery, so talk to your doctor about the best option for you.
How long does Robotic Colon Surgery Take?
Robotic colon surgery duration depends on the specific location of the surgery, and the condition that is being treated. You can discuss your specific conditions and duration of surgery time with your doctor.
How long does it take to Recover from Robotic Colon Surgery?
Robotic colon surgery generally allows for quicker recovery time and shorter hospital stay than invasive open surgery. Patients usually stay in the hospital for three to 5 days, and recovery at home usually takes one to two weeks.