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Robotic Surgery

What is robotic-assisted surgery?

Robotic-assisted surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery. This technique allows limitation of the size and number of cuts or incisions that a surgeon needs to make.

Advanced robotic-assisted surgery systems can give doctors greater control and vision during surgery, allowing them to perform safe, less invasive, and precise surgical procedures.

During robotic-assisted surgery, surgeons operate from a console equipped with two master controllers that maneuver robotic arms.

While minimally invasive surgery effectively reduces time and gives surgeons greater control, it isn't for everyone. Sometimes traditional open surgery provides surgeons better access to the area to be treated, and sometimes a patient's age, physical condition, and surgical history may necessitate open surgery.

The benefits of minimally invasive robotics surgery can be:

  • Less pain
  • Small incisions
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker recovery time
  • Less scaring
  • Reduced blood loss

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus, Abrazo Central Campus, Abrazo Scottsdale Campus, and Abrazo West Campus all offer robotic-assisted surgeries.

What are some of the surgeries offered with robotic-assisted?

  • General surgery - offered at Abrazo West Campus, Abrazo Scottsdale, and Abrazo Central Campus
  • Gynecology surgery - offered at Abrazo West Campus, Abrazo Scottsdale Campus, and Abrazo Arrowhead Campus
  • Colorectal Surgery - offered at Abrazo West Campus, Abrazo Arrowhead Campus, Abrazo Scottsdale Campus
  • Urology Surgery - offered at Abrazo West Campus, Abrazo Arrowhead Campus, and Abrazo Central Campus
  • Obstetrics Surgery - offered at Abrazo Arrowhead Campus and Abrazo West Campus
  • Prostate surgery - offered at Abrazo Arrowhead Campus, Abrazo Central Campus, Abrazo Scottsdale Campus, and Abrazo West Campus
  • Thoracic Surgery - offered at Abrazo Arrowhead Campus, Abrazo Central Campus, Abrazo Scottsdale Campus, and Abrazo West Campus
  • Orthopedic surgeries - offered at Abrazo Arrowhead and Abrazo Scottsdale Campus

What are some of the robots that are used?

MAKO - is a robotic-arm assisted technology that is an innovative solution for many suffering from painful arthritis of the knee or hip. It uses a 3D virtual model of your unique anatomy and a robotic are, MAKO helps the surgeon plan and perform your joint replacement surgery. The MAKO allows for accurate placement of the hip implant which can reduce the likelihood of hip dislocation. It is more consistent in leg length. It can potentially decrease the need for a shoe lift. And it is a decreased risk of implant and bone abnormally running together.

The MAKO is available at Abrazo Scottsdale Campus and Abrazo West Campus.

Your surgeon will determine if you are a good candidate for the MAKO procedure.

NAVIO Surgical System - features proprietary robotics-assisted technology that integrates handheld robotics with an intuitive CT-free registration and patient-specific planning process for knee replacements. The NAVIO software applications guide the surgeon in creating implant plans that localize components and balance soft-tissue, and use handheld instrumentation uses multiple control modes to help the surgeon precisely prepare the bone for implantation.

The NAVIO is at Abrazo Arrowhead Campus and Abrazo Scottsdale Campus.

Your surgeon will determine if you are a good candidate for a NAVIO procedure.

da Vinci Xi - offers high-definition 3-D visualization and allows for enhanced dexterity and greater precisions and control for the surgeon. This design provides easier access to the patient and more flexibility for the surgeon. The endoscope can be used on any of the four arms of the robot and the da Vinci Xi can be docked at different angels. The da Vinci Xi is used for the following types of surgeries: colorectal, anorectic, obstetrics and gynecology, general, and urology.

The da Vinci Xi is at Abrazo Arrowhead Campus, Abrazo Central Campus, and Abrazo Scottsdale Campus, and Abrazo West Campus.

Your surgeon will determine if you are a good candidate for the da Vinci Xi procedure.

CORI Surgical System – is a surgeon-controlled handheld robotics platform used for knee replacements, including both partial knee arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty. The CORI offers new camera technology which is over four times faster, offers more efficient cutting technology with twice the cutting volume, and aims to result in a faster robotic surgical procedure. The system delivers accuracy for patients with implant placement, alignment and bone resection, and helps reduce procedural variation.

The CORI Surgical System is used at Abrazo Scottsdale Campus.

Your surgeon will determine if you are a good candidate for the CORI Surgical System.

O-arm - is an intraoperative 2D/3D imaging system that is designed to meet the workflow demands of the surgical environment. It can be used in a variety of procedures such as spine, cranial, and trauma orthopedics. The imaging system is a mobile x-ray system designed for adult and pediatric patients. The O-arm offers options for workflow efficiencies such as: In procedures where pre-op axial/coronal/sagittal slice data is necessary, it may be possible to use the O-arm system to provide the initial data set eliminating the need to send patients to be scanned in radiology. The O-arm allows for multiple surgical table options, inter-room mobility for concurrent cases, and on-demand imaging, no need to schedule in advance.

The O-arm system is used at Abrazo Arrowhead Campus, Abrazo Scottsdale Campus, and Abrazo West Campus.

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