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What Health Problems Can Be Treated with Robotic Surgery?

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By Daniel Marcus

Posted on August 7th, 2020 in Marina Robotics

Robotic surgery is more and more performed throughout the United States, as it is minimally invasive and entails fewer risks than laparoscopic and open surgery. According to a medical study, the prevalence of robotic surgery increased by over 8% in the 4 years after it had been introduced as a procedure. Therefore, numerous people with mild health problems choose to have robotic surgery nowadays, as it is safe and precise. There are numerous health problems that can be treated by undergoing robotic surgery, including many forms of cancer in the early stages. Here are the health problems and diseases robotic surgery can successfully treat by category.

Gynecologic Conditions

In 2005, the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of the Da Vinci Surgical System for the treatment of gynecological problems. There is a wide range of gynecological problems that can be successfully treated with robotic surgery today. A very important benefit for the increasing rate to which robotic surgery is employed to treat gynecological problems is that the cost will eventually decrease.

Head and Neck Conditions

Because tumors that occur in the throat, the base of the tongue and tonsils, as well as hotspots for human papilloma virus positive tumors of the head and neck, can be difficult to treat by standard surgery, robotic surgery can be used for the treatment of these health conditions, as it involves fewer risks and is very precise. The following are only some of the conditions affecting the head and neck that robotic surgery can treat.

  • tonsil cancer
  • base of tongue cancer
  • laryngeal cancer
  • hypopharyngeal cancer
  • recurrent nasopharyngeal cancer
  • sleep apnea
  • chronic lingual tonsillitis
  • parapharyngeal space mass
  • laryngeal cleft

Thoracic Conditions

Our department of robotic surgery has a vigorous commitment to thoracic surgery that involves thorough training of surgeons, surgical mentorship and training of residents, as well as credentialing, whose purpose is to perfect surgical efficiency and innovation in this field. The following thoracic conditions can be successfully treated by robotic surgery at Cedars Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital:

  • esophageal cancer
  • lung cancer
  • thymoma and thymic cancers
  • chest wall cancers
  • neurogenic tumors
  • thymectomy for myasthenia gravis
  • hiatal and paraesophageal hernia
  • esophageal diverticula
  • thoracic outlet syndrome

Urologic Conditions

The urologists at Cedars Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital offer minimally invasive robotic surgery for the treatment of a wide range of urological conditions, including the following:

Undergo Robotic Surgery at Cedars Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital

If you have one of the above health conditions, you may want to consider undergoing robotic surgery as treatment. With over 10 years of professional experience, our surgeons have vast knowledge in performing robotic surgery and will gladly help you increase your life quality, as these health problems can take a heavy toll on your everyday life, preventing you to lead a normal lifestyle. For additional information, do not hesitate to contact our hospital and our medical staff will thoroughly answer all your questions and address all your concerns regarding robotic surgery. After a complete health evaluation, our medical specialists will be able to tell you whether you are a good candidate for robotic surgery.