Performing Procedures Using Minimally Invasive Robotics
The doctors and staff at Columbus Surgical Associates want our patients to receive the highest level of surgical care at our Central Ohio office. We pair our extensive training and expertise in medicine with caring and compassionate service during every appointment and procedure. Another way we ensure the best surgical care possible is by investing in the medical field’s most up-to-date technology for general procedures. Our surgeons emphasize performing general surgery using minimally invasive techniques whenever we can, and the advancement of tools and equipment coincides with our commitment to exceptional care. One technological asset we use in surgery is minimally invasive robotics. Dr. Jason D. Shoemaker is our Robotic General Surgeon. He teaches and trains surgeons in robotic surgery and lectures on robotic surgical procedures for Intuitive Surgical Systems. This minimally invasive treatment option effectively is used for many procedures, including incisional hernia repair, C-section hernia repair, colon surgery for cancer, anti-reflux surgery, and gallbladder surgery. Using robotic surgical solutions is a valuable asset in our effort to look after a patient’s comfort, welfare, and treatment success.
How Does Robotic Surgery Work?
Minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery works by using a console with two master controllers to maneuver four robotic arms to perform the procedure. The surgeon views the procedure with a high-definition 3-D image on the console, which allows them to see every step of the surgery better than ever before. The computer software replaces the surgeon’s actual hand movements, which ensure each movement is extremely precise. Robotic surgery can be used to perform a wide array of surgeries, including many of our general procedures. We may use this technology to carry out surgical treatment for tumors, lesions, and other conditions affecting our patients. Our doctors and staff at Columbus Surgical Associates will discuss your treatment options and whether minimally invasive robotics is an option for you. The benefits of this type of surgery make it an ideal way to complete procedures because of how much it minimizes various factors related to surgery. Some of the other benefits include the following:
- Less pain from the procedure
- Smaller incisions
- Quicker recovery time
- Shorter hospital stay
- Reduced blood loss
- Lower risk of infection
- Less scarring
Using Advanced Technology for Better Treatment
Columbus Surgical Associates is proud to offer minimally invasive robotics as a procedural option for general surgery. While it may not be the best choice for some patients or procedures, our staff will work with you to determine whether robotic-assisted surgery is right for your treatment.