Multi Speciality Medical Practice located in Dobbs Ferry, NY & Yonkers, NY
Robotic surgery enhances the expertise of the OB/GYN physicians and general surgeons at Symphony Medical by combining their skill and surgical experience with the exceptional precision of a robotic surgery system. If you need a surgical procedure, you owe it to yourself to learn more about the benefits of robotic surgery. To schedule an appointment, call one of the two offices in Yonkers or the office in Dobbs Ferry, New York, or use the online booking feature today.
Robotic Surgery Q & A
What is robotic surgery?
Robotic surgery is a minimally invasive procedure using a robotic system that provides better precision than is possible using human hands and traditional surgical instruments.
You should think of it as robot-assisted surgery because your surgeon controls the robotic arms using highly sensitive finger controls. Then the robotic arms provide more delicate movement and a range of motion that exceeds human hands.
What are the benefits of robotic surgery?
Beyond robotic arms that bend and rotate better than human hands, robotic surgery offers benefits such as:
Robotic surgery provides a magnified view from inside your body. Your Symphony Medical surgeon has a better view, in 3D and high-definition, than they could get during open surgery or with other surgical instruments.
The robotic arms are smaller than human hands. As a result, they can reach tight areas inside your body without causing damage to the surrounding tissues.
What procedures are performed with robotic surgery?
Nearly every type of surgical procedure that was once done under open surgery can now be performed with minimally invasive techniques, including robotic surgery. Symphony Medical uses robotic surgery for gynecologic procedures, as well as general surgery.
The OB/GYN team at Symphony Medical frequently performs robot-assisted procedures such as:
- Myomectomy: Removal of uterine fibroids
- Cystectomy: Removal of ovarian cysts
- Endometrial ablation: Removal of uterine tissues
- Endometriosis resection: Removal of patches of endometriosis
- Pelvic floor reconstruction: Repairing pelvic organ prolapse
- Hysterectomy: Removal of the uterus
During a hysterectomy, your surgeon may also remove your fallopian tubes and ovaries.
General surgery procedures often performed with robotic surgery include:
- Gallbladder surgery
- Inguinal hernia repair
- Ventral hernia repair
- Bariatric surgery
- Stomach surgery
- Pancreas surgery
- Small bowel surgery
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease surgery
The general surgery team at Symphony Medical takes a hands-on approach to your care, providing personalized attention from your first consultation throughout your postoperative care.
What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?
As a minimally invasive procedure, robotic surgery requires that your provider make only a few small incisions that often don't cut the underlying muscles.
By comparison, open surgery relies on a large incision that cuts through all of the tissues. Then the incision is enlarged by pulling back the tissues, creating enough space for the surgeon's hands.
Minimally invasive robotic surgery causes significantly less tissue damage, and that means you gain health benefits such as:
- Diminished bleeding during surgery
- Less pain after surgery
- Lower risk of complications
- Faster recovery
- Quicker return to activities
- Minimal scarring
In many cases, you may go home the same day as your robotic surgery. If you need to stay in the hospital, it will be for less time than if you had open surgery.
To learn more about robotic surgery, call Symphony Medical or book an appointment online today.