What is Robotic Surgery?

With the new advancements in technology, doctors can now have an additional hand in the surgery room with a robot to assist them. Robotic surgery is a new up and coming form of surgery and it is mostly used for minimally invasive surgeries. Robotic-assisted surgery is not the newly preferred style of operating by any means, but some doctors are starting to use it to enhance their capabilities in the operating room.

There are several different ways that robotic surgery can be performed. One of the most common methods is through a computer controlled system where the surgeon controls the robotic arms through a remote control. With this particular method, the surgeon does not actually have to present. In fact, the doctor could be on the other side of the world performing this remote surgery.

Another method of robotic surgery is through a direct telemanipulator. With this method the surgeon is actually performing the movements and directing the robotic arms as they perform surgery on the patient. Robotic surgery has been found to be effective and useful in many minimally invasive surgeries, which means that they do not require large incisions to be made. This can be beneficial to patients in a number of ways including less trauma, minimal scarring and a faster recovery period.

With robotic surgery, the surgeon is typically in the operating room controlling the robotic instruments from a console using the master controls. The surgeon sees a clear 3D image, same as the human eye would have, but he is using the robotic arms of the da Vinci Si. The da Vinci is referred to as the world's most advanced surgical robot.

Although most robotic procedures seem to go 100% as planned, there is still a chance that there can be complications. Robotic surgery is not 100% successful, as with any other type of surgery. In fact, CNBC recently came out with a story disclosing that there have been serious injuries and even deaths in surgeries involving the da Vinci robot. When a surgery does not go according to routine, the patient could suffer permanent or even fatal consequences. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed due to surgical error, whether it involved robotic surgery or not, we can relentlessly pursue justice on your behalf.

Here at The Tolson Firm, LLC, we have been protecting the rights of medical malpractice victims in Georgia for over 16 years. We understand how difficult this time must be for you and your family. Let us sit down and review your case for free so you can learn what we can do for you. Contact an Atlanta medical malpractice attorney from our firm today!

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