• Robotic Surgery

    Asked by Peroll on Wednesday, September 19, 2012

    Robotic Surgery

    Has anyone here had robotic assisted surgery?

    4 Answers from the Community

    4 answers
    • workit's Avatar

      No, but a former schoolmate of mine in Portland, not too far from you, does them, however for urinary and reproductive surgeries.


      Best wishes should you choose the surgery!

      about 4 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      I have noticed a lot of advertising going on for Robotic Surgery. It must be one of the "coming things" for surgery. Even the small local hospital in our town has bought a machine and has two surgeons using it.

      If I was told that they were going to use one of the machines on me, I wouldn't be afraid of it. It's still the surgeon controlling the action.
      Good luck to you!!

      about 4 years ago
    • Devon's Avatar

      I was given the option to have robotic surgery or be opened up. I asked 9 million questions about both and went ahead and chose to be opened up. I just trusted the doctor's eyes on everything rather than through some enternal camera, but that's just my opinion, and I've heard some pretty good things about the robots.

      Also, the recovery time with robotic surgery is waaaaay less and obviously less painfull.

      Hope you find the answer to your question, but in the end it's really about what you feel more comfortable with!

      about 4 years ago
    • fightingintx's Avatar

      Had robotic surgery to for my colorectal cancer which included a colostomy. So much easier that the conventional way! Healing was much easier and from what I hear less painful. Only had a few small incisions instead of the big incision that you normally would have. I recommend it! I think I had the best doctor and confidence helps.

      about 4 years ago

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