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How Technology Is Reshaping the Surgical Field (podcast)

Minimally invasive robotic surgery offers quicker recovery

Robotic surgery may sound like science fiction, but over the past decade it has revolutionized the patient experience. Robotic surgery is less invasive than traditional surgery and is incredibly precise. Patients recover faster and, in some cases, have virtually no scarring. Throughout Scripps, more than 60 surgeons perform robotic surgeries. Scripps’ surgical expertise is unsurpassed.

In this episode of San Diego Health, host Susan Taylor and guest Carol Salem, MD, medical director of the Scripps Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery Program, discuss advances in robotic surgery, who’s eligible, and what doctors can do now that wouldn’t have been possible without the technology. The advantages of robotic surgery are many. Procedures that once required large incisions and a long recovery can now be performed via tiny surgical cuts. Patients experience less pain, have fewer complications and can return to their normal activities sooner than after traditional surgery.

Listen to the episode on the benefits of robotic surgery at Scripps

This article was originally posted on scripps.org

 

CATEGORIES: Managing Illness

 

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