Robotic-Assisted Surgery at McLaren Greater Lansing
If your doctor has recommended surgery, researching your procedure and surgical options can provide you with both knowledge, to ensure the quickest recovery possible, as well as peace-of-mind in knowing what to expect before, during and following surgery. At McLaren Greater Lansing, we are always working with our surgeons to bring the latest proven treatments to our patients and maintaining the safest environment of care.
What is robotic-assisted surgery?
Robotic-assisted surgery, a type of minimally invasive surgery, uses surgical robotic equipment which imitates surgical movements. Minimally invasive procedures allow surgeons to operate through small ports rather than large incisions, resulting in shorter recovery times, fewer complications and reduced hospital stays. Surgical robotics combines minimally invasive surgery with highly advanced clinical technology.
Here at McLaren Greater Lansing, we use the latest in da Vinci Surgical Robot System technology which enhances surgical capabilities by enabling the performance of complex surgeries through tiny surgical openings. The system allows surgeon's hand movements to be scaled, filtered and translated into precise movements of micro-instruments within the operative site. This system is widely used throughout the nation.
What are advantages of robotic-assisted surgery?
As with any surgery, outcomes can vary because surgery is unique to each patient and procedure. Robotic-assisted surgery is considered safe and effective, but may not be appropriate for everyone. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as the benefits and risks.
The advantages of robotic-assisted surgery for patients include:
- Shorter hospital stays
- Less pain
- Less risk of infection
- Faster recovery
- Less scarring
- Reduced blood loss and transfusions
- Speedier return to daily activities
Major advantages for surgeons using robotic-assistance during surgery include:
- Greater visualization
- Enhanced surgeon dexterity
- Greater precision
What medical specialties offer robotic-assisted surgeries at McLaren Greater Lansing?
McLaren is proud to offer patients the option for robotic-assisted surgery through its talented surgeons in the specialties of:
Robotic Surgery Risks
As with all types of surgeries, there are risks associated with robotic surgeries and results vary from person to person. Be sure to talk about your specific situation with your physician and surgeon before deciding if robotic-assisted surgery is right for you.