Foundation Surgical Hospital of San Antonio offers robot-assisted surgery services, a major breakthrough in minimally invasive surgical capabilities.
Robotic surgery – also called robotically-assisted surgery – is a proven technique in which a surgeon performs minimally invasive 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:
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