Surgery is a practice based on precision, flexibility, and control. At Ogden Clinic, we are committed to offering the best of these skills throughout an operation, which is why we use the da Vinci Surgical System. Robotic surgery, also known as robot-assisted surgery, allows doctors to perform many procedures with greater control and precision in contrast to conventional surgery. Robotic surgery is commonly used as a minimally invasive (laparoscopic) procedure through several small abdominal incisions, but it can also be used in conjunction with traditional open surgery.
Robotic surgery through the da Vinci Surgical System was approved by the FDA in 2000 and has been widely used in hospitals across the U.S. ever since. During robotic surgery, the doctor sits at a computer console to control the surgical system’s mechanical arms and camera. The camera provides the doctor with a high-definition 3-D view of the surgical area, and the doctor’s movements are then translated into precise actions by the mechanical arms and attached tools.
Since robotic surgery provides the surgeon with a greater view and more controlled movements, it can allow for more delicate procedures to be performed, which were previously difficult or impossible to complete. It also greatly reduces the risks associated with traditional surgery, including blood loss, tissue trauma, complications like infection, and pain. With these risks lessened, patients can experience a faster recovery and return to normal routine, and smaller, less visible scars.
Ogden Clinic offers robotic surgery in many departments and for various conditions. Some of these procedures include:
Ultimately, your doctor will review your medical history and current symptoms to determine if robotic surgery is the right treatment option for you. While robotic surgery is much safer than open surgery, it does still pose some risks, such as infection at the incision site.
To learn more about robotic surgery at Ogden Clinic, or to see if it is a treatment option for your condition, come to one of our Utah offices. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.