Medical researchers are constantly inventing new surgery techniques that reduce the complications associated with specific surgeries. The most recent is robotic-assisted surgery which requires a few tiny incisions, reducing blood loss and the risk of infection. Dr. Swainston offers robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery Las Vegas that enhances safety, faster recovery, and excellent results.
What should you know about robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery?
Robotic-assisted surgery is one of the most recent innovations in the medical field. Gynecological surgeons can treat a wide range of gynecological conditions using a video-equipped surgical robot, a miniature instrument that allows them to use minimal incisions to complete the surgery.
Dr. Swainston operates the robotic system using a computer or bedside console that magnifies images of the target area despite the size of your incisions. This technology reduces the risk of blood loss, scars, and complications and reduces the recovery period. The robotic system allows gynecologists to perform complex surgeries with extreme precision and through tiny incisions.
What are the available robotic-assisted surgeries?
Before recommending a robotic-assisted surgery, Dr. Swainston conducts a thorough medical exam to determine the cause of your symptoms and ascertain if it is appropriate for you. The robotic-assisted surgeries he offers include hysterectomy, resection of endometriosis, abdominal sacrocolpopexy, ovarian cystectomy, myomectomy, uterosacral vaginal vault suspension, and lysis of adhesions. Robotic-assisted surgeries ensure maximum safety and comfort during the procedure.
Despite the well-known benefits of this innovative technology, most gynecologists still use traditional open surgery techniques because it is challenging to learn and teach. However, Dr. Swainston has the skills and experience in operating the robotic system and guarantees a successful operation with minimal or no complications.
Are there any risks associated with robotic-assisted surgery?
Every surgery has risks, whether non-invasive or invasive, and robotic-assisted surgery is no exception. There is the risk of complications from the anesthesia or the operation itself, and the severity varies with the surgery and the patient. A review of your medical history is crucial in preventing life-threatening complications.
Robotic-assisted surgery has a few risks, but it is safer than traditional open surgery techniques as it prevents infections, blood clots, pneumonia, and blood loss. After your surgery, you may need one or two follow-up appointments to monitor your recovery.
How can you know if you are a candidate for robotic-assisted surgery?
Your test results and general health determine if you are eligible for robotic-assisted gynecological surgery. If you are strong enough and have a gynecological condition that your doctor can treat with robotic-assisted surgery, you may be eligible. In some cases, obesity or advanced age may disqualify you from this type of surgery. However, this condition is not unique to robotic-assisted surgery; traditional surgical methods also apply it. After your surgery, you may need to remain at the hospital for a few days as your provider monitors you to prevent life-threatening complications. Afterward, you need adequate rest to accelerate your healing process.
To explore more about robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery, call Dr. Swainston or visit the website to book an appointment today.