Minimally Invasive Surgery
Minimally invasive precision with robotic-assisted surgery
We use a robotic-assisted surgical system to perform high-precision, minimally invasive surgeries. This high-definition technique gives surgeons greater visualization, precision and control during surgery.
Goshen Health is one of the few facilities in the region to offer minimally invasive surgeries
. Talk with your doctor to find out if you are a candidate for robotic-assisted surgery.
How robotic-assisted surgery works
Unlike conventional surgery, robotic technology gives the surgeon a highly magnified view of the patient’s anatomy. Specially designed instruments allow a surgeon to operate through a number of small incisions, instead of one large incision.
Sitting at a master console, the surgeon maneuvers the robotic arms, which securely hold the surgical instruments and a high-resolution endoscopic camera. The surgeon simply moves his or her hands to move the instruments or reposition the camera. The robotic arms allow the surgeon to perform the surgery through a few small “keyhole” entrances, manipulate the tissue with great precision and remove glands while minimizing harm to surrounding tissue. After the procedure, the patient is left with only a few small marks from the incisions and none of the scars normally associated with traditional surgery.
When conducted by an experienced surgeon, robotic-assisted surgery is a much more accurate operation than traditional open surgery. The 3-D view provided by the camera and the dexterity of the robotic hands allow the surgeon to maneuver through and around nerves and vital structures.
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