“Robotic surgery” may sound more like science fiction than real life, but surgeons at The Medical Center of Plano are already using it to make incisions mere centimeters wide, minimizing blood loss and postoperative pain and allowing patients to resume normal activity much sooner.
While the system employed at TMCP does incorporate highly advanced digital technology, it doesn’t make decisions on its own. It acts only upon receiving direct input from a highly experienced, skilled surgeon seated at its control console.
The system seamlessly translates the movements of the surgeon’s own hands, wrists, and fingers into nimble, real-time maneuvers by the tiny instruments mounted on its interactive arms. Unintended movements are all but eliminated, enabling the system to be more precise than even the most deft of human hands.
What are the benefits of minimally invasive robotic surgery for the patient? They include
- Smaller scars
- Less pain
- Less blood loss
- Decreased risk of infection
- Shorter hospital stay
- Quicker recovery time
For more information on Robotic Surgery at the Medical Center of Plano, or our other surgical procedures, visit us online at the Surgery Center of Plano or give us a call at 972-519-1100.