How Are Surgeons Enhancing Precision and Control in the OR?
November 01, 2018
If you have an upcoming surgery, you may be feeling anxious -- and that's completely normal. Surgery can be an overwhelming experience, but with the right surgeon, you can calm your fears. Fortunately, today's technology makes it so surgeries are safer and more successful than ever before. Let's take a look at how using robotics and other surgical tools in the operating room is allowing surgeons to have more control during procedures.
Robotic-assisted surgery is becoming more and more popular in operating rooms around the world. There are several advantages to using robotics in the operating room, including:
- Minimal scarring
- Less trauma
- Quicker recovery
- Increased precision
The surgeon has complete control over the robot throughout the procedure by using an advanced robotics computer. Using a computer, a surgeon will have a better view of the operating site than they would have with traditional surgical methods. Surgeons don't have to sacrifice movement or view to give patients a smaller incision site -- using robotics, surgeons can enter the body through very small incisions and still get the procedure done properly.
Along with robotic-assisted surgery, surgeons utilize other tools to increase their precision and safety during procedures. One surgical tool used in operating rooms is the PlasmaBlade, which can help significantly reduce blood loss. PlasmaBlade is a disposable surgical cutting tool that can be used on all soft tissue types. Using pulsed plasma radiofrequency energy, the PlasmaBlade can not only cut precisely, but it can increase coagulation capabilities. So whether it's being used to insert a gastric balloon, aid in knee replacement surgery, or ACL reconstructive surgery. the PlasmaBlade can help keep bleeding to a minimum and reduce tissue damage.
Robotics and other surgical tools have made dramatic changes in the operating room. Using new and innovative technology, surgeons can perform more advanced and safer procedures to give patients a better outcome.