What are the Benefits of Robotic Surgery?

Dr. David E. Newman discusses the benefits of robotic surgery.

At Carolinas HealthCare System University, our patients come first. This is why we are proud to offers minimally invasive robotic surgery for a range of minimally invasive procedures in various specialty areas, including gynecology and urology.

Minimally invasive robotic surgery allows our physicians to more clearly see the area they are operating on inside the body. This enables our physicians to be more precise when operating using small incisions.

This innovation offers many potential benefits to you, including less risk of infection and blood loss, significantly less pain, shorter hospital stays and faster recovery times. With small incisions, patients often leave the hospital and experience a recovery that is only a fraction of the time required for a more traditional operation.

At-a-Glance Benefits of Robotic Surgery

  • Avoid large incision and scar
  • Minimize hospital stay to just one day
  • Minimize blood loss and need for transfusion during surgery
  • Limit amount and duration of pain medications taken after surgery
  • Minimize risk of infection and fewer complications
  • Faster return to normal activity

Conventional surgery Robotic surgery

Large incision and scar

Tiny incisions, minimal scaring

Hospital stay lasting two-three days

Hospital stay less than a day in most cases

Greater risk of infection at incision site

Less risk of infection or other complications

Recovery time of up to six-eight weeks

Able to drive within 72 hours in most cases
Back to normal activities in about two weeks