Robotic Surgery

For when your operation is being performed using robotic surgery, here’s what you need to know.

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Robotic surgery is a minimally invasive surgery performed through small incisions. Your surgeon will be seated at a console beside you, with a high definition, 3D view inside your body using an endoscope in your abdomen.

They will be operating the console beside you. This controls the surgical instruments which are attached to three or four robotic arms, giving precise, real-time movement.

This means your surgeon has a very high degree of precision, flexibility and control, allowing for complex procedures in small spaces. This is one of the reasons why more than three million people have successfully undergone robotic surgery worldwide since 2000.

Laparoscopic surgery is another form of minimally invasive surgery. This is where your surgeon stands beside you, holding and physically controlling the surgical instruments.

This surgery is also performed through small incisions, with an endoscope so your surgeon can view your anatomy.

Dr Slack and Dr Gillespie are accomplished robotic and laparoscopic surgeons, having performed hundreds of these operations over their training and surgical careers.

Wherever possible, they aim to perform minimally invasive surgery. Both robotic and laparoscopic surgeries are safe techniques with less pain and scarring, a shorter hospital stay and a faster recovery of bowel function when compared to open surgery.

Your safety is always the most important part of any surgery. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your surgeon who will be more than happy to address them with you.

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