Robotic assisted surgery is the leading edge of medical technology. Dr. Lee Raley, Chief of Surgery at CHI St. Vincent Infirmary explains that just as technology has advanced in all aspects of our lives, it has advanced in the surgical arena as well.
"Sometimes when I'm explaining it to patients, they have a difficult time, because I think they picture a robot there doing all the work, and really what we're talking about is mechanical arms and a very fast computer that is taking a surgeons motions and translating those into small, very precise surgical instruments," says Dr. Raley.
This means less invasive surgeries that involve smaller incisions and less trauma to the patient which results in better outcomes and quicker recoveries.
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