Robotic Surgery at CHRIAS

On our blog we often discuss bariatric surgery and topics relating to weight loss and health. But did you know that at CHRIAS we also offer general surgeries for cancer surgery, hernia repair, and anti-reflux, as well as surgeries for the gallbladder, colon, and spleen? CHRIAS has some of Delaware’s top general surgeons and our board certified surgeons have years of experience performing minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery. In addition to laparoscopic surgery, we are now pleased to offer robotic surgery for treating hernia repairs, cholecystectomies, and even bariatric surgery.

What is Robotic Surgery?
Robotic surgery, also known as robotically-assisted surgery or computer-assisted surgery, was designed to help surgeons perform procedures more efficiently. Use of robotic surgery offers the surgeon improved control over the surgical instruments and more visibility over the surgical location. During a procedure, our surgeons utilize a telemanipulator or computer-controlled system to direct the robotic arms that perform the actual surgery. Telemanipulation allows the surgeon to guide the robotic arm with his or her own movement, while computer-controlled surgery allows the surgeon to perform the surgery through a computer.

This advanced technology offers the benefit of correcting human errors such as a hand tremor and can help prevent fatigue surgeons may experience when standing for long periods during a procedure. Currently robotic surgery is used during heart, neuro, gastrointestinal, orthopedic, pediatric, gynecology, and urology surgeries.

What are the Benefits of Robotic Surgery?
• Small incision sites
• Faster patient recovery
• Shorter hospital stays
• Less blood loss during surgery
• Lower pain and a reduced need for pain medication

Patients looking for the most advanced technology for their bariatric surgery, cholecystectomy, or hernia repair, will find that CHRIAS offers some of the most highly-experienced, board certified surgeons in Delaware. We know surgery can be a stressful experience so we encourage our patients to meet with our doctors to learn about your treatment options and what to expect before surgery. If you are interested in learning more about robotic surgery in Delaware, call us at 302-892-9900 or contact us online.

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