Minimally invasive, or laparoscopic, surgery is a broad term for a branch of surgery that requires several much smaller incisions than traditional, or open, surgery. Minimally invasive surgery is also sometimes called “keyhole” or “videoscopic” surgery, because a very small camera is used to view the affected area while performing surgery through the minute incisions, which are often closed with only a stitch or two.
MAKOplasty Robotic Arm Technology
Chesapeake Regional Medical Center offers MAKOplasty for knee and hip pain. MAKOplasty robotic arm technology enables surgeons to perform personalized partial knee and total hip replacement surgery, resulting in fewer complications and a shorter recovery time allowing you to return to your daily activities more quickly.
This technology offers the potential for a higher level of patient–specific implant alignment and positioning to accurately reproduce the surgical plan, an aspect not consistently achieved in manual techniques. Accurate alignment and positioning of hip implants are important factors affecting surgical outcomes and the lifespan of implants.
Mazor X™ Robotics
The Mazor X™ allows the surgeon to perform minimally invasive spine surgery with an added layer of precision and accuracy. From building a surgical plan using a scan of the patient’s spine, to inserting screws accurately with minimal incisions, the Mazor X™ has enhanced our surgical program for the benefit of our patients.
Mazor Robotics technology has been clinically validated to ensure 1.5mm accuracy for increased patient safety as compared to freehand spine surgery. Before entering the OR, surgeons use Renaissance to pre-plan the optimal surgery in a CT-based 3D simulation of the patient’s spine. During surgery, Renaissance guides the surgeon’s hand and tools to the precise pre-planned location. Mazor Robotics technology may reduce the use of fluoroscopy in minimally-invasive procedures.
Patient Benefits Include
- Increases accuracy
- Lowers complication rates
- Reduces postoperative pain
- Enables faster recovery and return to daily activities
Who is a Candidate for Mazor X™ Robotics?
If you suffer from a debilitating spine condition such as
- Degenerative disc disease
- Herniated disc
da Vinci®️ Surgical System
Traditional open surgery, using a large incision for access to the affected organs and surrounding anatomy, has for many years been the standard approach to many procedures. Yet with open surgery can come significant pain, trauma, a long recovery process and threat to surrounding organs and nerves.
The da Vinci® Surgical System provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting a surgeon's hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. The da Vinci®️ Surgical System enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.
Patient Benefits Include
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Less scarring
- Shorter recovery time
- A faster return to normal daily activities
- And in many cases, better clinical outcomes
da Vinci®️ Prostatectomy
Common drawbacks of open procedures include significant post-surgical pain, a lengthy recovery and an unpredictable, potentially long-term impact on continence and sexual function. Instead the da Vinci®️ Surgical System targets a tightly confined area surrounded by nerves affecting urinary control and sexual function.
da Vinci®️ Gynecologic Procedures
For complex hysterectomies and other gynecologic procedures, robot-assisted surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may be the most effective, least invasive treatment option. Through tiny, 1-2 cm incisions, surgeons using the da Vinci System can operate with greater precision and control, minimizing the pain and risk associated with large incisions while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.