Dr. Danny Shouhed And Robotic Surgery
Dr. Danny Shouhed is an LA-based, board-certified, top GI and bariatric surgeon leading the charge in robotic surgery and innovative, minimally-invasive surgical techniques. One of the few surgeons in the United States who currently offers the revolutionary robotic system for all the procedures he conducts, Dr. Danny performed the highest volume of robotic surgeries at the distinguished Cedar Sinai in Los Angeles, where he was also director of the Robotic Catalyst Program. Currently he serves as the Medical Director of the Bariatric Surgery & Metabolic Weight Loss Center at Saint John’s Medical Center in Santa Monica, CA and operates his own practice in Beverly Hills, CA.
The robotic surgery revolution is nothing short of a medical miracle for many patients requiring the most common surgical procedures. See how this next-generation, surgical innovation offers an array of benefits for both patient and surgeon.
Robotic surgery is the state-of-the-art solution to minimally-invasive laparoscopic surgeries. This highly-advanced technique allows surgeons to view the body with enhanced visual definition, control, precision, and allows an accurate pinpointing of the area of the body being treated. Robotic surgery involves small, strategically-placed incisions that heal quicker with less scarring, with faster recovery for the patient, not to mention less pain and discomfort than undergoing traditional, more invasive surgical methods. And, that’s just the beginning.
How Robotic Surgery Is Performed
Any tech lover could appreciate the futuristic nature of robotic surgery. Here’s how it works. The surgeon uses master controls to manipulate the robotic instruments. The instruments then translate the surgeon’s movements into ultra-precise movements inside the body/area being treated. The surgeon is in control during the entire duration of the surgery, as the robotic-enabled system simply takes the orders from the surgeon. Robotic surgery can be performed in a fraction of the time it takes to complete a traditional surgical procedure.
Benefits Of Robotic Surgery For The Patient
Excellent Precision and Uncompromised Control
The small size and 360-degree flexibility of the robotic arms (instruments) allow surgeons to effectively treat the abnormality without interfering with susceptible surrounding tissue, sensitive organs, nerves, etc. Accurate area targeting means a significantly reduced risk of complications.
Patients have reported less pain, discomfort, and complications post-op.
Many patients experience earlier than usual hospital discharges, while some are discharged the same day, “outpatient” style.
Reduced Risk of Infection
Due to the revolutionary, minimally-invasive technique that offers precision, control, and direct accessibility to the affected area, there is reduced risk of infection, blood loss, hemorrhaging, etc.
Small incisions mean diminished scarring, which makes robotic surgery an excellent option for the body- conscious.
Better Surgical Outcome
Robotic surgery reports impressive success rates across different, complex surgeries compared to their traditional surgery counterparts.
Benefits Of Robotic Surgery For The Surgeon
Enhanced Visual Field
An advanced, high-definition camera offers a superior, magnified view of the operating area for a more accurate surgical experience.
Robotic Range of Motion
A robotic instrument exceeds the limited range of motion of the human hand by rotating a full 360 degrees.
The enhanced flexibility and precision of the robotic arms allow the surgeon to effortlessly access hard-to-reach areas and offer the ability for surgeons to treat more conditions.
Increased Precision for Joint Replacement
Robotic surgery is quickly becoming the go-to surgical method for complicated joint replacement surgery thanks to its cutting-edge precision technology.
In short, robotic surgery allows surgeons to successfully perform traditionally complex surgeries in small areas with improved, optimal results and less scarring, downtime, recovery, and pain for the patient.