Robotic Surgery

Robotic Surgery Q & A

What is robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery is an advanced surgical technique that performs complex procedures without the need for large incisions.

What are the benefits of robotic surgery?

Robotic surgeries offer a wide range of advantages, including greater surgical precision and accuracy. Additional benefits of robotic surgery include:

  • Less bleeding and smaller incisions
  • Less pain and faster recovery times
  • Reduced risk of scarring and infection
  • Shorter hospital stays and less trauma to your body
  • Less nerve damage and fewer complications

Because you experience less pain from robotic surgery, you also generally require less pain medication and downtime following your procedure.

What thoracic conditions can robotic surgery treat?

Dr. Vigneswaran leverages the power of robotic surgeries to treat men and women of all ages for a variety of lung, heart, and chest conditions. These conditions might include:

  • End-stage lung disease
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Mesothelioma

In addition to treating various thoracic conditions, Dr. Vigneswaran might also use robot-assisted surgery to perform a biopsy in your lungs.

Is robotic surgery right for me?

Robotic surgery has been used in over 3 million minimally invasive procedures worldwide, and Dr. Vigneswaran is proud to be the leader for thoracic robotic surgery in the state.

During your consultation, Dr. Vigneswaran reviews your thoracic condition, as well as all of the potential treatments available to you. These might include medication, open surgery with a large incision, minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, or robotic surgery options. If surgery is your best option, Dr. Vigneswaran performs a full evaluation to determine if you’re a good candidate for robotic surgery.

For more information on robot-assisted surgery, call Wickii Vigneswaran, MD, or schedule an appointment online today.