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A major breakthrough in robotic-assisted surgery

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Uptown offers robot-assisted surgery services, including:

Robotic surgery – also called robot-assisted surgery – is a proven technique in which a surgeon performs surgery using a computer console to control very small instruments and a high-resolution camera attached to robotic arms.

TYPES OF ROBOTIC SURGERY

Depending on the type of surgery you need and your medical history, your surgeon may approve you for robotic-assisted surgery. Our surgeons are trained in the following robotic-assisted surgical tools:

da Vinci Surgical System®

Mako Robotic Arm-Assisted Surgery

VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution

da Vinci Surgical System®

The da Vinci Surgical System has several arms, which include a camera arm and surgical arms, that are controlled by a surgeon during procedures. The surgeon works from a console within the operating room that also features a high-definition, 3D display. The much smaller robotic “hands” help surgeons perform procedures through tiny incisions that human hands cannot.

Conditions​​ treated

Robot-assisted surgery is available as an alternative to traditional open and laparoscopic surgeries and is used to treat many conditions, including:

Colon and ​​R​​ectal

  • Colon cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Diverticulitis of the intestine
  • Rectal prolapse

General Surger​y

  • Adrenal gland tumors (benign)
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Gallstones
  • Hernia repair (hiatal and inguinal hernias)
  • Weight Loss Surgery

Bariatrics

  • Adjustable Gastric Band
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass

Mako Robotic Arm-Assisted Surgery

The surgeon works from the console within the operating room that uses 3D CT-based planning software so your surgeon can know more about your anatomy to create a personalized joint replacement surgical plan. In the operating room, your surgeon follows your personalized surgical plan while preparing the bone for the implant.

Mako SmartRobotics™ is an innovative solution for many suffering from painful arthritis of the knee. Mako uses 3D CT-based planning software so your surgeon can know more about your anatomy to create a personalized joint replacement surgical plan. This 3D model is used to preplan and assist your surgeon in performing your joint replacement procedure.

Conditions​​ treated

Total Knee Replacement

Total Knee Replacement is a surgical procedure used to treat severe knee arthritis and other related conditions. It involves replacing all of a patient’s malformed or injured knee joint with artificial medical-grade components. The total knee replacement procedure can help relieve pain and improve the patient’s overall range of motion and mobility, as well as their physical functioning. Robotic-assisted knee surgery results in fewer risks and complications, faster recovery times, less post-operative pain, and improved outcomes.

Partial Knee Replacement

Partial knee replacement is a minimally-invasive procedure for patients whose knee joint has been damaged due to knee arthritis and other related conditions. It involves partial removal of the damaged surface of the bone, followed by replacement with an artificial partial knee prosthesis that helps restore movement and range of motion. In partial knee replacements, only the damaged part of the joint is replaced, while in total knee replacements, all three compartments are addressed.

VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution

The VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution assists your surgeon in optimizing surgical outcomes. It does this by using intra-operative data that’s unique to you. Your surgeon utilizes the technology during your procedure to enhance the accuracy and precision of your knee replacement to help you start moving again.

This solution is designed to:

  • Aid your surgeon by accessing state-of-the-art technology to provide insights for real-time decision-making.
  • Help your surgeon remove the damaged bone with accuracy. This robotic-assisted device does not move or operate on its own.
  • Use an infrared camera and optical trackers to help your surgeon gather the necessary data about your anatomy to achieve a high level of precision.

Conditions treated

Total Knee Replacement

Total Knee Replacement is a surgical procedure used to treat severe knee arthritis and other related conditions. It involves replacing all of a patient’s malformed or injured knee joint with artificial medical-grade components. The total knee replacement procedure can help relieve pain and improve the patient’s overall range of motion and mobility, as well as their physical functioning. Robotic-assisted knee surgery results in fewer risks and complications, faster recovery times, less post-operative pain, and improved outcomes.

Benefits of Robotic Surgery

Robot-assisted surgery gives your surgeon greater precision and control over the surgical instruments than is possible with human movement alone. And compared to open surgery, it can offer additional patient benefits, including:

  • Less pain and blood loss
  • Less scarring, due to tiny surgical incisions
  • Shorter recovery time and hospital stay
  • Quicker return to your daily activities
  • Lower rate of surgical complications​

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