Through tiny incisions, robotic technology allows surgeons to see inside the body in minute detail. The robotic arms allow the surgeons to perform procedures with enhanced precision. A camera affixed to one of the robotic arms allows the surgeon to view the procedure in 3-D from a console at a magnification ten times greater than the human eye. From the console, the surgeon also deploys and maneuvers other robotic arms that feature laser tools and miniature scalpels. Surgery with the robot typically offers several advantages over traditional surgery such as shorter hospital stays, smaller incisions, and quicker recovery time.
Baylor Scott & White Heart – Plano is the first cardiovascular specialty hospital in the north Texas region offering robotic heart and thoracic surgery.
For more information on robotic surgery, or to refer a patient for evaluation, call 469.442.0047 and request Robotics.