Robotic Surgery

General & Colorectal Surgeons serving the Greater Houston area
Robotic Surgery

Robotic surgery is an advanced, minimally invasive surgical technique that reduces your risk for post-surgical complications and quickly gets you back to your routine. At Southwest Surgical Associates, the skilled surgeons use the da Vinci® robotic surgical system to complete even the most complex surgeries with minimal trauma to your body. They can repair hernias, remove cancer, and treat soft tissue injuries through small incisions, so you can heal faster and with less pain. Call the office in Cypress, Pearland, Sugar Land, Houston, or Katy, Texas, today to schedule a robotic surgery consultation or book an appointment online. 

What is robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery that uses a set of robotic arms that your surgeon controls with a computer console.

During robotic surgery, the surgeons remain in complete control of the robotic arms and can perform surgery with a higher level of precision than they might achieve with other surgical techniques.

Southwest Surgical Associates uses the advanced da Vinci robotic surgery system to perform different types of surgery without causing unnecessary trauma to your body. Using the da Vinci system, they can perform complex surgeries with a lower risk for post-surgical complications.

You can also expect to heal faster after robotic surgery than you might after traditional open surgery because of the smaller incisions and less invasive nature of the surgical techniques.

Why would I need robotic surgery?

You might be a candidate for robotic surgery if you have medical conditions that aren’t treatable with medications or other therapies.

Southwest Surgical Associates use robotic surgery techniques to treat:

  • Cancer
  • Hernias
  • Gallstones
  • Liver disease
  • Thyroid disease
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

The providers offer on-site comprehensive physical exams and diagnostic testing services to determine if you’re a candidate for robotic surgery.

If you’re not a candidate for this type of surgery, the surgeons may use laparoscopic or open surgical techniques for your procedure.

What happens during robotic surgery?

During robotic surgery, the Southwest Surgical Associates providers make small incisions over the treatment area. Through an incision, they insert a scope with an attached camera. The camera sends high-definition, 3D images of the surgical site to an external monitor.

Your surgeon watches the monitor while controlling a set of robotic arms from a computer console. The robotic arms hold specialized surgical instruments to repair or remove damaged tissue or organs.

Because they can operate on precise areas of your body using robotic technology, the surgeons can avoid damage to nearby tissue and reduce your risk for bleeding, infections, pain, and other complications. The smaller incisions also minimize your risk of noticeable scars.

To find out if you’re a candidate for robotic surgery, call the Southwest Surgical Associates office near you today or book an appointment online.


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