Robotic Surgery in Mesa, Arizona
Serving Tempe, Grand Junction, Apache Junction, Gold Canyon, Casa Grande & Florence
Robotic surgery allows the team at Surgical Professionals to perform complex procedures with precision through tiny incisions. Dr. Brian S. Ju is the robotic surgeon at Surgical Professionals.
In many ways, robotic surgery can be considered advanced laparoscopic technology. It gives us considerable flexibility and control over every aspect of the procedure. Moreover, because the process involves the use of small incisions, small instruments, and tiny cameras, the recovery period is generally shorter than that of other surgical options. The company that manufactures the robotic surgery system has named their product “DaVinci.”
A common misconception is that robotic surgery is done automatically. Nothing could be further from the truth. Every single motion or action of the robotic instruments is controlled by the surgeon. THE ROBOT IS NOT CAPABLE OF DOING ANY PART OF YOUR SURGERY BY ITSELF. The surgeon sits at the control station and uses this to directly control every motion of the robot.
Contact Surgical Professionals at (480) 892-2456 to schedule a consultation to discuss robotic surgery in Arizona. We provide robot-assisted surgical services at many hospitals in East Valley, including hospitals in Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, and Queen Creek.
Who Needs Robotic Surgery?
Robotic surgery is similar to laparoscopic surgery. It is ideal for procedures that require a high degree of precision while operating through very small incisions. The advantage of robotic surgery over traditional laparoscopic surgery is in the “wristed” instruments. Traditional laparoscopic instruments open and close. With the robot, we gain the additional ability to twist and turn our instrument tips inside the patient to perform procedures much more effectively than with traditional laparoscopy. Certain procedures clearly benefit from robotic surgery, while other procedures can be done just as well with the traditional approach.
There are many reasons why your physician may recommend robotic surgery to perform your procedure. We encourage all of our patients to discuss these with your surgeon before any surgical procedure.
Types of Robotic Surgeries We Offer in Mesa & Surrounding Areas
Many types of robotic surgeries are available to our patients. These include robot-assisted procedures on:
- Colon, small bowel, and gastric surgery
- Inguinal (groin) hernias
- Ventral (abdominal wall) hernias
- Gallbladders (in some cases)
The team at Surgical Professionals has extensive experience performing appendectomy, colectomy, colostomy, gastrectomy, splenectomy, and many other procedures, and we can tell you which procedures benefit from using robot-assisted technology. The techniques we utilize during these procedures help expedite recovery time, minimize scarring, and reduce pain.
Risks of Robotic Surgery
The risks of robotic surgery are similar to those of other surgeries. These include but are not limited to the risk of infection, allergic reaction to the anesthetic, blood clotting, and organ damage. The only additional risk associated with robotic surgery is the potential failure of the surgical equipment. This is extremely rare, and in the event of power loss, we can continue your surgery through traditional methods. The system is designed to freeze in place if there are any problems. If this very rare event occurs, we can unhook the robot and complete your surgery through traditional techniques.
We strive to minimize every potential hazard associated with the surgical procedures we perform. When necessary, we will obtain medical clearance from other specialists to further mitigate the risks to your health and recovery.
Recovering from Robotic Surgery
One of the primary advantages of robotic surgery is that it can significantly reduce your recovery time, and for many patients, reduce your post-operative pain. Following the procedure, your health will be monitored, and you will spend several hours in the post-op area. Our medical team will monitor your vital signs during this period. Depending on the type of surgical procedure, your recovery period can be as short as a few days or as long as a few months. Before the procedure, your surgeon will go over your recovery plan with you so that you will know what to expect as you rest and recover.
Schedule a Robotic Surgery with Dr. Brian S. Ju in Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek, and surrounding areas
Please contact Surgical Professionals at (480) 892-2456 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ju for robotic surgery in Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, or Queen Creek.
The above information is for general purposes. It may not apply to your specific health condition or required surgical procedure. Before any robotic surgery, we recommend thoroughly discussing your questions and concerns with your physician, surgeon, and other members of your medical team.