In robotic procedures, the surgeon uses a specialized system consisting of surgical instruments that can be inserted through very small incisions, high-definition cameras that offer three-dimensional views and robotic arms that enable extremely precise movement.
The surgeon guides the robotic arms from a control console where he or she can view images of the surgical area magnified 10 times. The robotic system arms have multiple joints and can maneuver better than the human hand, wrist and fingers, enabling surgeons to produce finer movements with more accuracy.
Key Patient Benefits
Compared to open surgery, the benefits for patients of robotic-assisted surgery include:
- Lower risk of infection
- Less pain and reduced need for opioid pain relievers
- Faster recovery and quicker return to daily activities
At Montefiore Nyack Hospital, surgeons use the da Vinci robotic surgery system to perform colorectal procedures, gallbladder surgery and hernia repair.
To schedule a consultation, call Highland Surgical Associates at 845-535-3362.
Read how the da Vinci Surgical System is expanding robotic surgery capabilities at Montefiore Nyack Hospital.