Robotic surgery is changing the face of modern medicine. Since 1985, when a robotics procedure was first used for a neurological operation, the sector has moved forward energetically. This is especially true for minimally invasive surgery.
As NYC’s top robotic spine surgeon, Dr. Michael Gerling is well-versed in the application of this technology in minimally invasive techniques.
Pairing this leading-edge technology with techniques that offer patients a much lower risk of complications like infection, shorter hospital stays and recovery times is a winning strategy that’s bringing patients exceptional outcomes at Spine Care NYC.
Let’s look at how NYC’s top robotic spine surgeon employs minimally invasive techniques using groundbreaking robotics technology.
Partnering with robots
Robotic surgery doesn’t mean your operation is being performed by a futuristic robot surgeon. Robotics in this instance is merely a surgical tool, with your surgeon controlling the action of the robot.
Using 3D, high definition imaging, the surgeon guides a robotic arm to achieve the desired result. This offers enhanced range of motion, allowing the surgeon superior precision and control.
The “arms” used in the technology are fitted with surgical implements and a 3D imaging camera. At the bedside, the surgeon manipulates the controls from a specially designed console. Without the risks of open surgery and with high definition imagery, the surgeon can achieve with robotic controls what human hands haven’t been able to achieve with nearly as much success.
Well worth the expense
While some may believe that the technology is prohibitively expensive, with high yearly maintenance fees, it’s clear that robotics takes minimally invasive techniques to the next level. This offers patients already benefiting from the reduced risk and trauma offered by minimally invasive procedures an even keener edge.
Robotics may be costly to introduce to an institutional setting, but surgeons using the technology agree that they offer new frontiers in outcomes for patients, making surgery a less daunting proposition.
With reduced recovery times, patients can return to work sooner and hospitals are able to release them to return home. Earlier patient release has an overall revenue neutral effect in terms of outlay for the equipment involved.
Robotic surgery has changed the game for surgeons, patients, and hospitals by improving outcomes. The initial outlay and maintenance will flatten out over time, as more practitioners become trained to perform surgeries using it and more institutions demand it.
Spine Care NYC
At Spine Care NYC, we’re proud to be home to NYC’s top robotic spine surgeon, Dr. Michael Gerling. Minimally invasive techniques have already improved outcomes for our patients, but robotics have magnified that effect.
The only way is up for robotics, which means better outcomes for people suffering from spine dysfunction.
Spine Care NYC coordinates a large team of medical professionals who work together to bring our patients excellent care.
Where conservative approaches can be employed effectively, we turn to them. When they don’t offer our patients relief, our team’s knowledge of robotic spine surgery and minimally invasive techniques brings you the most advanced surgical solutions. Contact us.