This technology allows the surgeon to operate through 3 or 4 small incisions similar to laparoscopy. One difference is the visual resolution is 3D and Ultra HD. Another advantage is the use of instruments that rotate and articulate allowing for more precise and efficient action by the surgeon.
The surgery begins with the surgeon placing small tubes known as "trocars" through these small incisions. The surgical assistant stands next to the patient and can exchange cameras and instruments to be placed through the trocars. The camera and Instuments are then attached to the robotic arm system.
The surgeon sits at a console where he or she is immersed in a 3D ultra high definition viewer. The instruments placed into the abdominal cavity are controlled by the surgeon using delicate controls managed by finger, hand and foot movements.
About Robotic (DaVinci) Hernia Surgery
The robot is a tool that allows the surgeon to have improved range of motion and ultra high definition 3D resolution.
Three 1 inch incisions are created in the abdominal wall and different instruments are passed through them.
The surgeon is seated adjacent to the operating room table and controls the camera and instruments with various hand controls and clutches and foot pedals.
The surgeon exposes the hernia from the inside of the abdominal wall and creates a space for a customized piece of mesh to be placed behind the muscle and with another layer separating it from the internal organs.
Minimal postoperative discomfort
Low risk of infection
Shorter hospital stay – patients usually discharged within 36 hours.
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