Robotic surgery center arrives in Colorado on July 1, 2022.
What is Robotic Surgery?
Robotic surgery is a minimally invasive alternative to open surgery. It is performed with the help of a robot, which gives the surgeon greater control and precision.
Robotic surgery has many benefits for patients, including:
- Less pain and blood loss – Less pain during and after surgery with smaller incisions and greater precision.
- Shorter hospital stay – With a potentially faster recovery time, you’ll save on the typically high costs of an inpatient hospital stay.
- Faster recovery time – With smaller incisions, patients often feel well enough to return home sooner.
- Reduced risk of infection – Infections are more likely to occur when a particular body region is exposed due to lengthy incisions. Robotics result in a smaller incision which reduces the risk of infection.
Cost of Robotic Surgery vs. Traditional Surgery
The cost of robotic surgery is typically higher than traditional surgery. However, some benefits may save you money in the long run.
Robotic surgery is often less invasive, resulting in a shorter hospital stay. Additionally, many patients report a quicker return to work and daily activities, which could limit your need for post-operative care or rehabilitation services.
Will Robots take over Surgery?
There is a global trend away from open surgical treatments. Furthermore, surgical robots are becoming more efficient in performing laparoscopic surgical procedures, and new and upgraded procedure-specific robots are being introduced to the global market. Robotics is an important tool, but they have not replaced the surgeon. The surgeon is still in control of the robot and must be present during the entire surgery.
Dedicated Robotic Center in Colorado
Sky Ridge Hospital is the first hospital in Colorado to have a dedicated Center for Robotic Surgery. We are proud to offer this innovative technology to our patients. This 26,000-square-foot facility will include four operating rooms and eight pre-op rooms for patients preparing for surgery.
Kirk McCarty, CEO at Sky Ridge Hospital, said, “Our community is seeking robotic surgical options as this technique affords physicians more precision, flexibility, and control than is possible with conventional approaches.”
Sky Ridge offers robotic expertise in the following areas:
- Bariatric surgery
- Colorectal surgery
- Gynecologic surgery
- Gynecologic oncology
- General surgery
- Orthopedic surgery
- Spine surgery
- Thoracic surgery
- Urologic surgery
The global medical robotics market is growing because of technological advancements in robotic systems, increasing the adoption of surgical robots, reducing post-surgical problems, shorter hospital stay, and increasing funding for medical robot research.
The worldwide medical robots market is rapidly expanding and is expected to continue to grow in the years ahead.