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Robotic, Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery

Robotic Surgery
Advances in technology has allowed for advances in medicine. The use of robotic and minimally invasive surgery has been an expanding field and provides multiple benefits. With robotic-assisted surgery, there is an increased amount of control, flexibility and a greater field of vision allowing for more precise surgical procedures. During a robotic-assisted surgery, the surgeon can perform the procedure from a console in the operating room.

Robotic abdominal surgery is a newer technique that takes the technology developed for laparoscopic surgery one step further. Just as in laparoscopic surgery, small incisions are made in which surgical tools, including a tiny camera called a laparoscope are inserted. However, instead of these tools being held by the surgeon, they are held by robotic arms that are controlled by the surgeon. This process addresses the limitations of laparoscopy by providing a greater range of motion, more dexterity with the instruments and a three-dimensional view of the surgery. Many procedures can be done using robotic surgery that your surgeon can discuss with you.

There are a wide variety of surgeries that can be done using robotic-assisted surgery, including:

  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Benign pancreatic lesions
  • Liver tumors (benign and malignant)
  • Gallbladder cancer
  • Severe gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Esophageal diseases
  • Bladder cancer
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Thyroid cancer

Laparoscopic Surgery
Minimally invasive surgical options known as endoscopic or laparoscopic surgery involve using an endoscope or a thin flexible tube with a camera on the end to reach internal organs through small incisions. This allows for visualization with a much smaller incision than traditional surgery. Laparoscopic surgery, also known as minimally invasive surgery, is a surgical technique used in procedures for both the abdomen and in a women’s pelvic organs. The procedure can be used for diagnostic purposes, such as checking for tumors, blockages and internal bleeding. It can also be used for organ removal, such as appendectomy and a cholecystectomy, or gallbladder removal. It allows surgeons to perform these surgeries through much smaller incisions than traditional, open surgery. These small incisions can result in less pain and faster healing times than those made in traditional surgeries. There are conditions that may require laparoscopic surgery that your surgeon can discuss with you.

There are a wide variety of surgeries that can be done using non-robotic, minimally-invasive surgery, including:

  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Benign pancreatic lesions
  • Hernias
  • Esophageal cancer and diseases
  • Severe gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Liver tumors (benign and malignant)
  • Gallbladder cancer
  • Benign tumors

The benefits of robotic and laparoscopic surgery include:

  • Reduced complications
  • Shortened recovery time
  • Less pain and blood loss
  • Shortened hospital stays
  • Smaller incisions and scarring

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At Center for Advanced Surgical Oncology, we treat the entire spectrum of cancers and cancer related disorders. Our experienced team of caring health professionals offers advanced surgical treatment options. Dealing with cancer can be difficult, but at Center for Advanced Surgical Oncology, we are here for you every step of the way.


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