Desert West Surgeons choose robotic surgery over traditional methods

Robotic surgery is an innovative way to make surgical procedures more precise and effective. At Desert West Surgery, surgeons are well versed and trained in using the da Vinci robotic surgical equipment. Robotic surgery or assisted robotic surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2000 and is the most widely used clinical robotic surgical system.

The robotic procedure includes a camera arm and mechanical arms with surgical instruments attached to them. The surgeon controls the arms while seated at a computer console near the operating table. The console gives the surgeon a high-definition, magnified, 3-D view of the surgical site. The surgeon leads other team members who assist during the operation.

The benefits for surgeons and patients are many. Surgeons who use the robotic system find that for many procedures it enhances precision, flexibility and control during the operation and allows them to better see the site, compared with traditional techniques. Using robotic surgery, surgeons can perform delicate and complex procedures that may have been difficult or impossible with other methods.

Often, it makes minimally invasive surgery possible. The benefits of minimally invasive surgery include:

Other advantages include the following:

Ask your Desert West surgeon if he/she thinks you are a candidate for robotic surgery as not all patients or procedures are applicable. Call today at 702.383.4040.

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