Robotic Assisted Surgery also known as Robotic Surgery is a new way of performing minimally invasive surgery. It uses the same type of small incisions as laparoscopic surgery. Robotic surgery is a newer kind of minimally invasive surgery. The surgeon makes small incisions, but the instruments work through a robotic device. The surgeon sits at a console and operates the robot’s arms, which in turn move tiny tools inside the patient’s body. Surgeons need to have a very high level of training to be able to do Robotic Assisted Surgery. Our surgeons have advanced training and are extremely skilled in Robotic Assisted Surgery.
Traditional laparoscopic instruments are straight and some may have the ability to curve (articulate). Laparoscopic surgery frequently is limited to a 2D monitor like a TV.
The vast majority of the patients will have this surgery as an outpatient and will go home the same day. You will need to be on a light diet that is low in fat and cholesterol for about 2 days after surgery so that you can recover from the anesthesia. We recommend a diet low in fat and cholesterol always but try to follow this for about 4 weeks after surgery to help the recovery process. Typically, after recovery there are no dietary restrictions.