Robotic Surgery Specialist
Urology Of Greater Atlanta
At Urology of Greater Atlanta, our team of board-certified urologists has years of experience in performing various surgeries with minimally-invasive robotic assistance. Robotic surgery offers extensive benefits to patients, including quicker recovery, smaller incisions, less blood, less pain, and a decreased risk of infection. If you need expert urological surgery, call the practice or schedule a consultation to find out if robotic and minimally invasive surgery is right for you.
What is robotic surgery?
Robotic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical technique that uses a robotic arm to perform the surgery. Your surgeon controls the arm, which allows more precise movements and enhanced visualization of the procedure. Robotic surgery is minimally invasive and typically requires smaller incisions than traditional surgical options, making it increasingly popular among surgeons and patients alike.
What does robotic surgery involve?
While you’re under anesthesia, your surgeon controls a robotic arm to complete your surgery. They make a small incision in your body and insert a thin tube with a camera on its tip. The camera sends video from inside your body to a monitor. It allows your surgeon to have a magnified view of inside your body without having to make a large incision.
Then, using the robotic arm, your surgeon uses specially designed surgical instruments to complete your surgery.
What types of robotic surgery are available?
At Urology of Greater Atlanta, the surgeons offer several types of robotic surgery.
Robotic prostatectomy (radical and simple)
Robotic prostatectomy is a surgery used in the treatment of prostate cancer. Patients diagnosed with prostate cancer may need surgery to remove the cancerous cells or tumor, and a robot-assisted surgery allows for a more detailed view of the surgical site. Smaller incisions and quicker recovery time are significant during this surgery because of the prostate location in your body.
Robotic sacrocolpopexy is a surgery used to address vaginal and uterine prolapse. During the procedure, your surgeon lifts your organs and inserts a mesh wall to support the pelvic muscles.
During a nephrectomy, your surgeon removes part or all of your kidney. The procedure is typically used to treat kidney cancer or remove a benign tumor. Your surgeon can also use a robotic nephrectomy to harvest a donor’s kidney.
During pyeloplasty, your surgeon reconstructs the renal pelvis (hollow area) of your kidney. Your renal pelvis is the hollow area that drains urine into your ureters and your bladder. Trauma and infection can cause scarring, fluid retention, and other blockages that require surgical repair.
What are the advantages of robotic surgery?
Your doctor can explain the benefits in more detail during your pre-op consultation. But in general, robotic and minimally invasive surgeries provide patient benefits, including:
- Shorter hospital stay
- Minimal pain
- Less blood loss
- Minimized scarring
- Reduced risk of infection
- Rapid recovery and return to regular activity
If you need an expert urological surgeon who specializes in robotic surgery, call Urology of Greater Atlanta or make an appointment online today to learn about your surgical options.
Our urologist team operates out of several offices and a surgical center to serve the needs of all Northern Georgia residents.