No one likes the thought of surgery. But sometimes, it’s the best option to treat your symptoms and protect your health — and these days, you have better options than ever before.
The medical field has advanced rapidly in recent years, especially in the area of surgery. Board-certified OB/GYN A. Michael Coppa, MD, brings the latest in surgical technology to his patients in Cranston, Providence, and Smithfield, Rhode Island, with the da Vinci® robotic surgery system.
Robotic surgery involves using a computer and robotic system in the operating room to perform surgery instead of relying solely on the surgeon's hands. It offers enhanced precision, better results, and faster recovery times, and it’s revolutionized the way we approach gynecologic procedures.
Here are three of the biggest benefits of robotic surgery.
One of the most significant advantages of robotic surgery is increased precision. The da Vinci system is equipped with high-definition cameras and advanced imaging techniques to provide a magnified view of the surgical area.
Dr. Coppa sits in the operating room with you, controlling each movement of the robotic arms from a computer console. The robotic arms move with accuracy and precision that isn’t possible with the human hand alone, and Dr. Coppa has an extraordinarily high level of control over the surgical instruments.
This enhanced precision allows for smaller incisions and greater accuracy when removing tissues or tumors. Greater accuracy means less damage to surrounding healthy tissue, which helps lower your risk of complications.
Reduced risk of complications
All surgical procedures come with risks. But robotic surgery has a significantly lower risk of complications compared to traditional surgery because enhanced precision makes procedures more effective.
Da Vinci procedures are minimally invasive, which means there’s less bleeding and trauma to surrounding tissues. This reduces your risk of infection, blood loss, excessive scar tissue, and other complications that can arise during surgery.
Robotic surgery expedites the healing process, which shortens your hospital stay and lowers your risk of postoperative complications like blood clots or pneumonia.
Faster recovery time
Another major benefit of robotic surgery is faster recovery time. Most da Vinci procedures require incisions the size of a buttonhole, and the robotic instruments are much less invasive than traditional surgical instruments.
That means you experience less tissue trauma, less bleeding, and less pain. The result is often a much faster healing process and less scarring.
In fact, patients who undergo robotic surgery for gynecologic procedures can typically return to their normal activities much sooner than those who undergo traditional surgery.
If you need gynecologic surgery, a robotic procedure could be a good option for you. Learn more about how it works by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Coppa. Call the office nearest you or request your first appointment online to get started.