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What Is Robotic Surgery?

Robotic surgery, also known as robotic-assisted surgery, is a minimally invasive surgical option that allows your provider to treat you without making large incisions. Your provider controls the robot, which has a camera attached to provide a high-definition view of the surgical site. The rest of the team will assist with the surgery, but your provider will remain in control of the entire procedure.

Robotic surgery is typically done with non-cancerous surgical procedures, such as a hysterectomy or endometriosis removal. During surgery, your provider will have better dexterity, more access, and more precision when performing surgery with the aid of a robot.

Your provider can answer any questions you may have about robotic surgery options. This surgical option may be a good choice if you are uneasy about the possibility of surgery because this method is often less invasive than an open procedure.

Benefits of Robotic Surgery

There are a number of benefits for patients who undergo robotic surgery, including:

  • Less pain and blood loss
  • Shorter recovery time
  • Smaller scars

When surgery is completed, you can likely go home the same day. Since your procedure was performed with smaller incisions and inside the body, your recovery will be quicker, your scars will be smaller, and you will be able to return to normal activities sooner.

Robotic surgeries often have lower complication rates than traditional surgery procedures. Your surgical site will be less prone to infection, too.

Since your provider is trained in robotic surgery, you’ll already know and trust the team caring for you throughout.

Talk To Your Provider to Discover if Robotic Surgery Is an Option for You

If you’re in need of surgery, ask your UWH of Michigan provider if robotic surgery is a good option for you. Your provider will review your medical history, surgical options, and recovery expectations to determine the best method of surgery for you. We can answer any questions you may have about your surgical procedure.

Contact us to schedule an appointment today.