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Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery

Robot-assisted surgery enables surgeons to perform complex surgeries with greater visualization and higher precision than conventional methods. At Redlands Hospital, we use the da Vinci Xi robotic system to perform minimally invasive surgery.

Minimally invasive robotic surgery begins with several small incisions, which are usually about an inch long. Unlike conventional surgery, which requires a cut large enough to open the surgical area, this method only needs to create an opening in the skin large enough to insert the robotic instruments and cameras.

Each robotic instrument functions as an extension of the surgeon’s hands and is operated by your surgeon at a console. In addition to enabling your surgeon to operate tiny instruments with great precision, the console provides your surgeon with a highly magnified view of the surgical area.

Because it requires only small incisions, minimally invasive robotic surgery is less painful and has a shorter recovery time than other types of surgeries. The small cuts reduce scarring. Minimally invasive surgery also has a higher success rate due to the precision of the robotic instruments, which have a wider range of motion and more precise movements than the human hand.