Robotically assisted surgery may sound like science fiction, but it has actually become quite common for procedures ranging from valve repair to hysterectomy. With robotically assisted surgery, surgeons work from a control panel featuring high-definition cameras to view the surgical site in real time. The surgeon guides specially designed tools through tiny incisions to precisely and accurately perform a wide range of procedures.
Because robotically assisted surgery involves minimally invasive incisions, there is a lower chance of surgical complications like bleeding or infection. Robotic surgical tools are also capable of very fine movements that even the most skilled surgeons cannot manage with their hands alone, creating the potential for new surgical procedures that may advance medical care in the future.
At Oak Hill Hospital, we are proud to offer robotically assisted surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System. Take a look at our high-tech surgical center on our website or find a physician with our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (888) 741-5120.