Robotic surgery in Houston
HCA Houston Healthcare prides itself for always being on the cutting-edge of new healthcare technologies. Our surgeons utilize the latest robotic surgical technologies, which offer a minimally-invasive option for traditionally invasive procedures.
Robotic surgery typically only uses a few small incisions. The main benefits of robotic surgery are:
- Earlier release from the hospital
- Faster recovery time
- Reduced risk of infection
- Less pain
- Smaller scars
- Less blood loss
Robotic surgery allows patients to get back to their lives faster following surgery.
When is robotic surgery used?
Robotic surgery is utilized in a wide range of specialties. Most notably, it is used to perform urologic, gynecologic and abdominal procedures, including:
- Uterine prolapse
- Treatment of some gynecologic cancers
- Bladder repair
- Gallbladder surgery
- Bariatric surgery
How does robotic surgery work?
Robotic surgery is performed using miniaturized surgical instruments that are specifically designed to fit through the small incisions that are associated with robotic surgery. Your surgeon is in the operating room during the entirety of your procedure and is working from a state-of-the-art computer console. The computer provides your surgeon with a microscopic view of the surgical field.
The surgeon uses the magnified view on the computer to operate with unparalleled control. The miniaturized instruments are attached to the robotic arms, which the surgeon is in complete control of. The combination of the small instruments and enhanced visualization allows for expert surgical precision.