An Enhance Surgical Experience by Our Experienced Surgeons

A common misconception is that the robot performs the surgery. It does not. Rather, the surgeon, sitting at a console away from the operating table, performs the procedure and the robot mimics that action translating that to a scaled down motion, creating deliberate and precise movements. Dr. Atwa is seated at a console next to the operating room, meaning that fatigue is far less of an issue during the course of the procedure. Further, the field of vision is much improved thanks to a magnified 3D view.

all in the hands

It’s All In the Hands!

The robotic instruments have wristed hinges much like the human body. However these wrists have a far greater range of motion. The movements they are able to perform within the abdominal cavity are superior to those of traditional laparoscopic devices. The result is that some complex procedures, that once required open surgery, may now be performed laparoscopically

Proven Surgical Technology

With these advantages our surgeons achieve optimal surgical outcomes for our patients

  • Clear and sharp visualization of surgical field with 3D imagery
  • Reduced eye fatigue for surgeons for improved microsurgery results
  • Less surgeon arm, finger and hand fatigue (for increased focus and endurance)
  • Added dexterity enabling use of smaller, miniature surgical tools (by the robotic arms)
  • Allows quicker completion of surgery with high accuracy

Patients experience these positive benefits of robotic surgery:

  • Less time needed in the operating room
  • Fewer days in the hospital for recovery
  • Minimized blood loss during and after robotic surgery
  • Helps avoid the need for blood transfusion
  • Less soft tissue and nerve trauma
  • Reduced post-surgical pain means minimal need for narcotic pain medications
  • Tiny incision size and precision suturing creates the smallest, least visible surgical scars
  • Low incidence of wound infection and fast wound healing after robotic surgery
  • Lower level of patient stress
  • Reduced surgical complications for better outcomes
  • Quicker recovery times, so you can resume your busy life

A frequent question that we are asked is does my insurance cover robotic surgery?

The answer is that robotic surgery is considered minimally invasive surgery because it uses laparoscopic techniques to complete surgical procedures. Because of this, insurance that covers minimally invasive surgical procedures usually include robotic surgery, as well. However, it is important to contact your insurance company to be sure that the procedure is covered prior to completing the surgical procedure. This will ensure that you know what, exactly, is covered by your insurance and what portion, if any, of the procedure you will be responsible for paying afterward.

To learn more about our robotic surgery program, please contact our office and sign up for a free bariatric surgery seminar.