Da Vinci Robotic-Assisted Surgery Specialist Questions and Answers
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Surgeons and doctors have the use of multiple technologies designed to enhance their capabilities, far beyond what the human body is capable of achieving, to observe organs inside the body, or electrical activity in the brain, among many others. Since 1995, when Intuitive, maker of da Vinci Surgical Systems, pioneered robotic-assisted surgery, technological advancements have allowed for the continued refinement of the technology, giving surgeons around the world even more capabilities to benefit their patients with a less-invasive approach to traditional surgical procedures. The da Vinci robotic assisted surgical system has been given regulatory clearance to perform a number of different surgical procedures. In the operating room, your surgeon is seated beside you at the da Vinci system console, which gives the surgeon control of the surgical instruments they will use to perform your surgery. Your surgeon is given a 3D high-definition view of the surgical site with the da Vinci vision system, magnified at ten-times the ability of what the human eyes see. Tiny instruments, that move like human hands with a much greater range of motion, are controlled by your surgeon to perform your surgery. These tiny robotic hands have built-in tremor filtration technology, allowing your surgeon to operate each instrument with smooth precision.
The the cost of the da Vinci robotic-assisted surgical system at first may seem exuberant at around $2 million, then of course add on the annual servicing contract between $100,000 and $170,000 per year, as well as the fact that instruments used are single-use only, and must be replaced before every surgical procedure. However, the benefits to the patient and the surgeon performing the surgery are worth it. This is why our team at Cobb Women’s Health has invested in this innovative and cutting-edge technology as we care about your health. Given the cost to purchase, and maintain the da Vinci robotic-assisted surgical system, the cost of robotic surgery using the da Vinci system is justifiably higher compared to laparoscopic or open surgery. But there are savings to be included into the equation.
Though the cost to perform robotic-assisted surgery are somewhat higher than traditional surgery, there are actually cost saving benefits to the patient:
• Minimally invasive as much smaller incisions are required.
• Reduces hospitalization time by almost half, meaning a savings on hospital costs.
• Lowers risk of post-operative complications, less likelihood of costs for blood transfusions, infections, pain treatment or hospital admission.
• Much shorter recovery time so you can go back to work sooner.
Using a robotic-assisted surgical system, compared to traditional open surgery, results in the need for much smaller incisions, leading to less pain and scarring, less time in the hospital and less recovery time. Robotic-assisted surgery benefits the patient, as well as the surgeon who has greater visualization, enhanced dexterity and much greater accuracy and precision in the surgeries. Because the da Vinci robotic surgical system uses advanced computer and software technology to give a surgeon much more precise control of surgical instruments, through much smaller incisions, this makes for a far less-invasive and much quicker procedure for the patient.
Cobb Women’s Health in Austell, Georgia uses the most advanced and innovative technology available to provide our patients with the most precise and least invasive methods of surgical procedures.
We take great pride at Cobb Women’s Health in providing our patients with the absolute best in women’s healthcare, and our highly trained doctors look forward to answering any questions you may have about the da Vinci robotic surgical system, and if it may be a suitable choice for you. Send us a text, call our office, or visit our website to request your appointment and get directions to our office. We serve patients from Austell GA, Lithia Springs GA, Mableton GA, Powder Springs GA, Douglasville GA, Fair Oaks GA, Hiram GA, Clarkdale GA, Smyrna GA, and Marietta GA.
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