Our surgical navigation and positioning system using robotic technology that allows surgeons to place electrodes, which detect seizures in the brain without having to open a patient’s skull or even shave a patient’s head, as other traditional methods require.
Minimally invasive robotic surgery using may allow surgeons to lower operating time and eliminate the need of traditional craniotomies. Conventional brain surgery for epilepsy requires a craniotomy, which is the surgical removal of part of the bone from the skull to expose the brain. This common surgery is highly invasive and can lead to long recovery times.
Robotic surgery also allows for many other neurosurgical procedures to be performed in a minimally invasive procedure, including Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) which treats movement disorders.
Joint Replacement Surgery
We understand that making sure you know what to expect from your joint replacement experience is important to you. Each patient is unique, and can experience joint pain for different reasons. It’s important to talk to us about the reason for your joint pain so you can understand the treatment options available to you. Pain from arthritis and joint degeneration can be constant or come and go, occur with movement or after a period of rest, or be located in one spot or many parts of the body. It is common for patients to try medication and other conservative treatments to treat their hip or knee pain. If you haven’t experienced adequate relief with those treatment options, you may be a candidate for Total Hip, Total Knee or Partial Knee replacement, which may provide you with relief from your joint pain.
Surgical robots provide you with a personalized surgical plan based on your unique anatomy. First, a CT scan of the diseased hip or knee joint is taken. This CT scan is uploaded into the system software, where a 3D model of your hip or knee is created. This 3D model is used to pre-plan and assist your surgeon in performing your joint replacement procedure. In the operating room, your surgeon follows your personalized surgical plan while preparing the bone for the implant. The surgeon guides the robotic-arm within the pre-defined area and the robot helps the surgeon stay within the planned boundaries that were defined when the personalized pre-operative plan was created. In a laboratory study, robot technology demonstrated accurate placement of implants to a personalized surgical plan.
Minimally Invasive Surgeries
We offer the most advanced minimally invasive option for complex surgeries in the areas of colorectal, general, gynecologic and urologic surgery. The system enhancements include:
• Articulating instruments
• Sharper 3D-HD visualization
• Intuitive and greater range of motion
The robot allows the surgeon to explore a different part of the body mid-operation without repositioning the entire apparatus. It has four arms mounted onto an overhead boom architecture that can rotate and pivot into virtually any position. The arms can even be disconnected and reconnected mid-procedure if necessary. Further, the endoscope used to see what’s inside the body delivers sharper and more defined three-dimensional images (10 times greater that the human eye). It can also be attached to any of the robotic arms, which lets the surgeon scope out the surgical area with more flexibility.
Alternatives to Open Surgeries
Our surgeons have the ability to perform the most complex and delicate procedures through very small surgical incisions with unmatched precision. But what’s most important to us is what the robot gives you: less pain, less scarring and less time away from the things that you love.
Using the robot, the surgeon sits at a console and directs the movements of the da Vinci® robotic arms while visualizing the area through a powerful, high-definition digital camera.
Though it is often called a “robot,” the system cannot act on its own. The surgery is performed entirely by your doctor.
The system combines robotic technology and surgical technique as never before, enabling your surgeon to provide the most effective minimally invasive treatment option available. The system also provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting a surgeon’s hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform.
For patients, benefits include:
• Less pain
• Less blood loss
• Less scarring
• Shorter recovery time
• A faster return to normal daily activities
Most importantly, in many cases, the robotic system provides better clinical outcomes.