Robotic Assisted Surgery
Memorial Hermann Surgery Center Pinecroft now offers robotic-assisted surgery services through the da Vinci robot. Robotic-assisted surgery is a proven technique in which a surgeon performs minimally invasive surgery using a computer console to control very small instruments and a high-resolution camera attached to robotic arms.
Robotic-assisted surgery is available as an alternative to many traditional open surgeries, including:
- Colon and rectal
- General surgery
Benefits for the patient
Robotic-assisted surgery gives your surgeon greater precision and control over the surgical instruments than is possible with human movement alone. Compared to open surgery, it can offer additional patient benefits, including:
• Less pain and scarring
• Preservation of vital small nerves and blood vessels
• Smaller incisions (usually 1- to 2-centimeters)
• Less blood loss during procedure
• Quicker recovery (usually one to three days)
• Lower risk of infection
• Shorter hospital stay
• Fewer transfusions
For a list of our physicians who utilize this cutting-edge technology, call Memorial Hermann Surgery Center Pinecroft. Speaking with a specially trained surgeon can help you decide if robotic-assisted surgery is right for you.