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Robotically Assisted Surgery

Beebe's Center for Robotic Surgery offers the most advanced robotically assisted procedures to give patients a better experience and get them home sooner than other methods. Beebe purchased and installed the da Vinci Xi robotic system. Intuitive Surgical, Beebe’s partner in the creation of the robotic surgery program, worked with Beebe team members to train them on the protocols and procedures.

Robotically Assisted Surgical Areas of Expertise

Beebe is always expanding its surgical offerings with the Center for Robotic Surgery. Here are some updates on services:

Benefits of Robotically Assisted Surgery

Patients who have robotic surgery heal better and have shorter hospital stays. In addition, robotic surgery technology is always improving, and in many cases, surgeons assisted by robotic surgery systems can actually perform complex surgeries better than a human can without robotic assistance. This is because robotic surgery systems like the da Vinci Xi have a full 360-degree range of motion and greater visualization, whereas humans are limited by our bone structure.

Risks of Robotically Assisted Surgery

All surgery carries with it some amount of risk. With robotically assisted surgery, patients can expect less scarring, quicker recovery time, and more precise removal of tumors. Studies have shown:

  • Patients experience less blood loss
  • Lower risk of infection
  • Patients in 86% of cases are released from the hospital sooner.

What will your surgeon do?

Clear View

During robotically assisted surgery, your surgeon will use a 3D high-definition camera for a magnified and clear view.

Make Small Incisions

The surgeon will sit at a console next to you and operate through a few small incisions using tiny instruments, including a camera.

Keep Ribs Intact

Your surgeon will operate through the gaps between your ribs, without having to open the ribs.

Remove the Tumor

Your surgeon fully controls all instruments. Every hand movement is translated by the da Vinci system in real-time to bend and rotate the instruments so the surgeon can remove the cyst or tumor.

Talk to your care team about whether you might be a candidate for robotically assisted surgery.