Misconceptions About Robotic Surgery
1. Robotic Surgery is Automated: When patients first hear of robotic surgery, they may be thinking machines will be operating on them. While a robotic machine will be making the incision and performing the surgery, it is under complete control of a doctor. This is simply a tool the surgeon uses to help perform the surgery.
2. Robotic Surgery is Performed in Another Room: Now that you know a human surgeon is involved, you may think they are operating in a separate room. This is another misconception and actually just a few feet away from the patient.
3. Robotic Surgery Does Not Have Any Risks: Like any invasive surgery, robotic surgery comes with risks, just as laparoscopic surgery. This can include reactions to medicine, bleeding, and infection. Please consult with our doctors from more information.