Robotically- Assisted Surgical Procedures Now Available at Clara Barton Hospital
Clara Barton Hospital is excited to now provide patients with robotically- assisted surgical procedures utilizing their brand new da Vinci Xi Surgical Robotic System, which is the very latest in surgical robotic technology.
How it Works
Although it is called a robot, it cannot act on its own. Instead, the surgery is performed with unmatched precision entirely by the surgeon who manipulates the machine’s multiple arms—all while viewing a high-definition, 3D image of the surgical site captured by a tiny camera on one of the device’s arms. The robot enables the surgeon to operate through a few small incisions, like traditional laparoscopic procedures, instead of a large open incision.
The difference though, between a traditional laparoscopic procedure and a robotic procedure, is that instead of directly manipulating the instruments, the surgeon uses multiple robotic arms to translate hand movements into smaller, precise movements inside the patient’s body.
What to Expect During Procedure
When performing a traditional laparoscopic procedure, straight, non-articulating instruments are used to maneuver throughout the patient’s abdominal area. Utilizing robotic technology essentially gives the surgeon wrists, providing 360° articulation on the ends of our tools, allowing them to make detailed, precise movements and cuts inside the body
Robotic surgery is a better, more advanced method of laparoscopy with wrists and tools that greatly enhance the surgeons capabilities during the procedure.
By utilizing robotic technology, patients will experience:
Less post-operative pain
Shorter hospital stays
Faster recoveries, resulting in a quicker return to normal activities
Less risk of infection
Less blood loss and fewer blood transfusions
Fewer would complications