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What Are the Advantages of Robotic Surgery?

Last updated 4 years ago

Do you have a urologic, gynecological, or cardiac condition that requires surgery? While surgical treatment often offers the best healthcare results, this mode of care can produce several unwanted side effects, such as excessive blood loss and lengthy recovery periods. That is why many HCA West Florida hospitals offer robotic surgery options for West Florida patients with applicable conditions. If you are considering robotic surgery, keep in mind these surgical and postoperative advantages:

Smaller Incisions

Some conventional surgeries may demand substantial incisions to be made so that the surgeon can see and access the surgical site. As necessary as a large incision may be, it can heighten the risk for internal bleeding and cause trauma to nearby healthy organs and tissues. Though robotic surgery relies on the expertise of a surgeon who controls all of the equipment, it typically necessitates a smaller incision through which small robotic devices can gain entry to the treatment location. 

Less Visible Scars

Though a positive clinical outcome is the primary goal of any surgery, it can be diminished by noticeable cosmetic complications. In particular, many traditional surgeries leave behind conspicuous scarring. Because robotic surgery demands smaller incisions, patients can enjoy less noticeable scars that reveal their medical procedures.

Quicker Healing Process

Surgery aims to improve quality of life for patients, but when the procedure causes significant trauma, infection, or another postoperative side effect, it can delay recovery times for patients. Given how minimally invasive robotic surgery is in comparison to traditional surgical methods, patients often experience quicker healing and recovered health. Especially when surgery does not affect nearby organs, muscles, and nerves, patients can regain their strength and mobility faster, enabling better postoperative outcomes.

Would you like to learn more about the conditions that robotic surgery can address? Then contact HCA West Florida today at (877) 442-2362. We offer robotic surgery options at many of our West Florida facilities, including St. Petersburg General Hospital, Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, Oak Hill Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, Blake Medical Center, and Medical Center of Trinity. 


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