Minimally invasive surgery offers many benefits, from improved comfort during recovery to a quicker return to normal life.
If you need to have surgery soon, you might want to consider giving yourself a gift — a well-timed procedure that will have you feeling better by the time the holidays roll around.
Minimally invasive surgery makes it possible to get the treatment you need with a shorter hospital stay and faster recovery. At Plantation General Hospital, surgeons use the state-of-the-art da Vinci® surgical system to treat a wide variety of conditions in the areas of gynecology, colon surgery and some general surgeries.
Why choose minimally invasive surgery?
Minimally invasive surgery offers several advantages over traditional procedures, because the cuts typically are smaller. The National Institutes of Health lists these benefits of robotic surgery:
- Faster recovery
- Less pain and bleeding
- Lower infection risk
- Shorter hospital stay
- Less scarring
Does robotic surgery involve a doctor?
Surgeons are more necessary than ever when it comes to robotic surgery. The da Vinci system replicates a surgeon’s movements in real time but does not replace him or her — the robot cannot be programmed or make decisions on its own. What it does is allow the surgeon to be more precise in complex procedures.
If you have been putting off scheduling a surgical procedure, Plantation General Hospital urges you to talk to your doctor about whether minimally invasive surgery is an option for you. The sooner you schedule it, the sooner you will be back at home and able to enjoy time with your family. If you have questions about robotic surgery or for a free referral to a da Vinci® specialist, call 1-888-256-7724.