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The Benefits of Robotic Surgery

The Benefits of Robotic Surgery

You’ve probably heard about robotic surgery. It’s rapidly becoming the preferred technique for elite surgeons, from orthopedics to gynecology.

But it’s normal to have questions about robotic surgery and how it works. Is it really that safe? Is there a doctor in the room? Why is robotic surgery better than traditional methods?

The truth is that robotic surgery isn’t just safe — it offers a host of benefits over traditional surgery. Smaller incisions and enhanced precision work together to deliver better results and faster recovery times for our patients.

Elvira Klause, MD, FACS, is a leading surgeon in San Clemente, California. She and her team specialize in robotic surgery, and we’re here to ease your mind about it. If you’re curious about robotic surgery, here are a few of the biggest benefits.

Robotic surgery uses small incisions

Traditional open surgery requires incisions up to several inches long, depending on the type of procedure. Incisions for robotic procedures can be much smaller.

Robotic surgery is sometimes called keyhole surgery, because the incisions needed for robotic procedures are about the size of a buttonhole or keyhole. Dr. Klause uses a motion-capable computer to guide specialized surgical tools into the incisions to perform your surgery.

Smaller incisions offer a number of benefits for patients, from less blood loss and lower risk of infection to faster healing and smaller scars.

Robotic techniques enhance surgical precision

The surgical instruments used in robotic procedures are more dextrous and more precise than human hands. During robotic surgery, Dr. Klause views the surgical site with a high-definition camera, and she controls the robotic arms using a computer in the operating room.

Robotic techniques offer Dr. Klause increased flexibility, even in the most complex procedures. She recommends robotic surgery in many different cases, including:

Dr. Klause works with you to choose the right surgical method for your health needs. Although robotic surgery is a safe and flexible option, it may not be right for every situation.

Robotic surgery offers faster recovery times

One of the biggest benefits of robotic surgery is that it can shorten your recovery time. Smaller incisions and less trauma to the body mean that patients generally have less pain compared to traditional surgery.

You can expect to have less bruising, less swelling, and a lower risk of complications in recovery. In fact, many of our robotic surgery patients go home after just a night or two in the hospital. In some cases, you may be able to go home the same day as your surgery.

Your recovery time varies depending on your health and the type of surgery you had, but you can expect to return to your usual daily activities within a few days or weeks. We monitor your progress during recovery and answer any questions you may have.

Do you need surgery? It’s time to find out if robotic surgery is right for you. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Klause to discuss your treatment options. Call our San Clemente, California, office at 949-393-2595 or request an appointment online now.

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