Minimally invasive operations in New Orleans
Robotic surgical systems are becoming a mainstay in hospital surgery departments. At West Jefferson Medical Center, we have equipped our department with the highly trusted and sophisticated da Vinci Robotic Surgery System. This system is widely considered to be one of the most effective and least invasive surgical tools currently available.
The term “robotic surgery” can be misleading. Operations done with the da Vinci system are still performed by a human surgeon. Instead of using his or her hands, the surgeon controls the highly precise and steady arms of the surgical system to perform the procedure.
Benefits of robotic surgery
One reason robotic surgery is growing in popularity is that they can perform more minimally invasive procedures. A minimally invasive surgery is one where only a few, small incisions need to be made to perform the operation. This reduces the risk of infection and speeds up patient recovery time.
With the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System, we can perform minimally invasive operations to treat and diagnose:
- Bladder cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Kidney disorders
- Kidney cancer
- Uterine fibroids
- Uterine prolapse
- Prostate cancer
- Gynecologic cancer
- Heavy uterine bleeding
Without the robotic surgical system, many procedures we offer would have to be done through open surgery. This involves cutting a patient open so that the surgeon can operate on the affected area. The surgical system, however, is equipped with small cameras that allow surgeons to view the operating area without making large incisions. It can also hold more tools and make more precise movements, making it easier to perform these procedures.
We will guide you through the procedure
Some patients are anxious at the thought of undergoing robotic surgery. Rest assured, these devices have been extensively tested and have performed thousands of successful surgeries across the nation. You of course have the option not to have a robotic surgery, but our knowledgeable team can explain why this is the safer and more effective option in many cases.