Benefits of Robotic Surgery: For most patients, robotic surgery performed with the da Vinci Surgical System offers numerous benefits over traditional, open surgery, including:
- Significantly less pain
- Small incisions for minimal scarring
- Less blood loss and need for transfusion
- Less risk of infection
- Shorter hospital stay
- Quicker recovery and return to normal activities
- Better outcomes and patient satisfaction, in many cases
Robotic surgical systems allow for minimally invasive surgery (MIS) through small incisions rather than large ones, resulting in potentially shorter recovery times, fewer complications and reduced hospitalization costs. Robotic surgery also creates the ability for greater surgical precision, a wider range of motion and improved access during surgery.
The surgeon controls the robotic system throughout any surgical procedure. The robotic system allows for more precise movements of tiny instruments inside the body. The robot cannot move on its own – surgery is performed entirely by the surgeon.
Robotic surgery is typically covered by most insurance plans but will depend on individual plan and benefits packages.