Cancer surgeries have come a long way since the early days of invasive, open procedures. With advancements in medical technology, we now have the option of laparoscopic and robotic cancer surgery. These minimally invasive techniques offer several benefits. Dmitri Alden, MD, FACS, is a renowned specialist in New York in laparoscopic and robotic surgery for liver and pancreatic cancer and other conditions.
Here are five reasons we recommend laparoscopic and robotic surgery whenever possible:
One of the primary benefits of laparoscopic and robotic cancer surgery is the use of smaller incisions. Rather than a large incision, laparoscopic and robotic surgeries use a series of tiny incisions that are only a few millimeters in size. This means less pain and scarring for the patient, as well as a reduced risk of infection.
Faster Recovery Times
Because laparoscopic and robotic surgeries are minimally invasive, patients typically experience faster recovery times compared to traditional open surgeries. This means less time spent in the hospital and a quicker return to daily activities. In fact, many patients are able to return home on the same day as their surgery.
Reduced Risk of Complications
Another benefit of laparoscopic and robotic cancer surgery is a reduced risk of complications. Because these surgeries are less invasive, there is less trauma to the body. This means a lower risk of bleeding, infection and other complications that can occur with traditional open surgeries.
More Precise Surgery
Laparoscopic and robotic surgeries also offer more precise surgery compared to traditional open surgeries. The laparoscopic and robotic instruments are able to move in ways that the human hand cannot, allowing for greater precision and accuracy. This means a better outcome for the patient and a lower risk of complications.
Laparoscopic and robotic surgeries offer better visualization compared to traditional open surgeries. The laparoscopic and robotic instruments have tiny cameras attached to them, allowing the surgeon to see inside the body with greater clarity. This means a better understanding of the patient’s anatomy and a more accurate surgery.
Advanced laparoscopic and robotic cancer surgery offer several benefits including smaller incisions, faster recovery times, reduced risk of complications, more precise surgery and better visualization. If you or a loved one is facing cancer surgery, it’s important to discuss all of your options. Dmitri Alden, MD, FACS, has been on New York Magazine’s Best Doctor list since 2015. Patients throughout NYC trust him for his surgical skills, use of the latest technology, compassion and long record of favorable outcomes.
He has plenty of experience using laparoscopic surgical procedures and the latest Da Vinci Xi™ Robotic Surgery System to perform a wide range of procedures meticulously and safely. Contact his office today in New York City to schedule a consultation to determine the best course of treatment for your individual needs.