About Robotic Surgery
Thanks to a breakthrough surgical technology, a new type of minimally invasive surgery is available: robotic surgery.
Robotic surgery is an effective, minimally invasive alternative to open surgery and laparoscopy. Through the use of the da Vinci Surgical System, surgeons can offer their patients a minimally invasive option for complex surgical procedures
Robotic surgery provides surgeons with state-of-the-art robotic and computerized technology. Surgery is performed completely by the surgeon with the aid of a highly advanced machine that features enhanced capabilities including high-definition 3D vision and a magnified view.
The da Vinci Surgical System consists of an ergonomically designed surgeon’s console and a separate unit with one robotic camera arm and two interactive robotic arms with high-performance, miniature instruments attached. The patient lies on a table under the robotic arms. Extensively trained surgeons can perform various outpatient procedures using a transumbilical (belly button) entry, which is minimally invasive and leaves no visible scar.
Surgeons at Advanced Surgical Solutions specialize in robotic surgery and will determine if this is an option for your particular treatment need.
Includes colon resection, rectal resection, hemorrhoids treatment, anal fistula surgery, anal fissure treatment
The colon and rectum
The small intestines, which are attached to the stomach on one end and to the colon on the other, are responsible for the absorption of nutrients in food. The colon, otherwise referred to as the large intestines, holds waste matter after food has been digested. Finally, the waste matter passes to the rectum to be expelled from the body.
Various disorders of the gastrointestinal tract require surgical treatment. At Advanced Surgical Solutions, we have surgeons who are skilled in colorectal surgeries including colon resection, rectal resection, hemorrhoids treatment, anal fistula surgery and anal fissure treatment.
At Advanced Surgical Solutions, surgeons perform colorectal surgeries using a technique known as minimally invasive laparoscopic colon surgery. With this technique, many common colon procedures can be done through four or five small incisions. A laparoscope, which has a small telescope attached to a camera, allows the surgeon to view a magnified image of the patient’s internal organs on a monitor.
Advantages of laparoscopic colon surgery over traditional open surgery may include less postoperative pain; a shorter hospital stay; and a faster return to a solid-food diet, bowel function and normal activity.
Even with laparoscopic surgery, there are risks involved. Discuss them with your surgeon before the procedure so you are prepared to recognize any early signs of possible complications.
About bariatric surgery
There are various types of weight-loss surgery, collectively known as bariatric surgery. Bariatric surgery is often a recommended solution when diet and exercise haven’t succeeded or when the patient suffers from serious health problems related to his or her weight.
Bariatric surgery involves making changes to the digestive system, resulting in weight loss by limiting how much can be eaten, by reducing the absorption of nutrients, or both.
There is no one-size-fits-all bariatric surgical procedure. A number of factors are involved such as how much weight you need to lose, the type of health problems involved, and each procedure’s risk level and cost. Bariatric surgery specialists at Advanced Surgical Solutions will help you determine which procedure is the best fit for you.
About general surgery
General surgery focuses on organs in the abdominal area including the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts. General surgery is also performed for diseases of the skin, breast, soft tissue and hernias.
According to the American Board of Surgery, “General surgery is a discipline that requires knowledge of and familiarity with a broad spectrum of diseases that may require surgical treatment. By necessity, the breadth and depth of this knowledge will vary by disease category. In most areas, the surgeon will be expected to be competent in diagnosing and treating the full spectrum of disease.”