Giving you a better surgical experience
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.
Robotic surgery is like a symphony, so each person in the room has a part to play and they all have to be excellent, says Dr. Wehberg.
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?
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.