Robotic-assisted surgery allows the surgeon to manipulate small instruments in a very controlled manner. The surgical field is magnified up to 10 times by a camera and becomes three dimensional, providing the surgeon with an enhanced view.
The surgeon is in the operating room and fully controls the camera and surgical instruments throughout the surgery.
Advantages of Robotic-Assisted Surgery
Robotic-assisted surgery differs from traditional surgery in several significant ways. Patients can generally expect:
- Less blood loss
- Less postoperative pain
- Shorter hospital stays
- Quicker resumption of daily activities
A Caring Team of Qualified Experts
The UM Capital Region Health robotic-assisted surgery program is led by Dr. Briana Walton, a board-certified physician in both obstetrics and gynecology (FACOG). Dr. Walton is one of the most experienced robotic surgeons in the region and has performed more than 600 robotic-assisted surgeries to date.
Dr. Walton works with a comprehensive team that includes nurses, surgical technicians, anesthesiologists and surgeons who have specialized training in robotic-assisted surgery.
Robotic-Assisted Surgery Specialties
Robotic-assisted surgery is available within the following specialties at UM Capital Region Health:
* Robotic-assisted surgery may not be suitable for all patients. Your physician will review your specific circumstances and create a treatment plan that is right for you.