Robotic & Laparoscopic Surgery at Nurick Surgical Institute
Our surgeons at Nurick Surgical Institute use minimally invasive procedures to perform many procedures that have been previously carried out through open surgery. Among the various procedures, both robotic and laparoscopic surgery offer techniques that will benefit your procedure and encourage a shorter recovery. Through our surgeons, we have the expertise necessary to provide patients with state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgery options for less operative pain and better recovery.
The Benefits of Our Minimally Invasive Procedures
Both robotic and laparoscopic surgeries are kinder, gentler forms of surgery – for patients, these techniques cause less tissue damage than with traditional scalpels and retractors and thus allow patients to recover faster and with less pain. Both of these systems of surgery can be used to treat areas that require more delicate approaches and use tools such as catheters and surgical cameras to look inside the body and control procedures with precision and accuracy.
However, both of these types of surgeries offer two different ways of approaching minimally invasive techniques. For patients wanting minimally invasive surgery, these types of surgeries are performed through different methods:
- Laparoscopic Surgery: While traditional open surgery uses larger incisions to perform the surgery, laparoscopic surgery uses several small incisions to insert microscopic cameras and surgical tools. Throughout this procedure, short narrow tubes are inserted into the small incisions, and through these tubes, small, narrow surgical instruments are inserted into the tubes to manipulate tissues. These smaller cuts only create smaller, less noticeable scars, allow patients to feel less pain and heal quicker, and overall has less internal scarring.
- Robotic Surgery: While laparoscopic surgery brings out many benefits, it’s also limited to 2D images and a smaller range of motions, leaving only smaller spaces to perform the surgery. Robotic surgery works similarly to laparoscopic surgery but uses computer consoles to control and manipulate a robot. By using indirect means to perform the surgery, our surgeons can gain high-definition 3D images that improve accuracy and vision inside the affected area. There is a greater range of motion and precision produced with this technique and overall produces less operative pain for the patient.
These two minimally invasive methods allow us to perform a variety of procedures for your health. From heart valve surgery to urologic surgery, these techniques can be used to reach areas affected by disease or injury and provide our patients with the comfort they need when receiving treatment.
Our Minimally Invasive Treatment At Nurick Surgical Institute
Both of these methods are performed through our extensive skill and expertise with both laparoscopic methods and dual console robotic platforms, giving us a greater advantage over conventional surgeries. By integrating minimally invasive methods within our practice, we can better treat our patients and provide them with the long-term relief they need for their health. If you would like to learn more about our laparoscopic and robotic surgery methods or how our surgeons can help treat your condition, schedule an appointment with our surgeons today at Nurick Surgical Institute.