Robotic Surgery at Penn
Robotic Surgery at Penn
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Benefits and Advantages
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About da Vinci® Surgical Systems
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Benefits of Robotic Surgery

The advantages of robotic-assisted surgery include a tremendous enhancement in surgeons' control of the instruments and the ability to perform more intricate procedures. The robotic arms even filter minute tremors of the human hand to provide a greater degree of steadiness.

For patients, the results of robotic-assisted surgery may include:

  • Less post-operative pain
  • Less risk of infection
  • Less anesthesia
  • Less blood loss
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster and more complete recovery
  • Quicker return to normal daily activities

Enhanced Control for Better Results
Because of its many benefits, robotic-assisted surgery has gained increased popularity among the medical community in recent years. But technology is only as good as the hands that control it. And just as high performance race cars are meant to be driven by professional drivers, surgery-assisting robotic technology is meant to be operated by skilled and experienced surgeons.

While more and more hospitals are adopting robotic-assisted surgical technology, the robotic surgery program at Penn is already home to eight da Vinci® Robotic Surgical Systems and staffed by surgeons who far exceed the recommended level of experience required for its use.


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