If you follow the local news, then you’ll already know that the buzz is all about IRMC Physician Group general surgeons’ capability to perform robotic surgeries. So, what exactly is a “robotic surgery?” Simply put, it is a minimally invasive surgery that is assisted by a robot. It requires just a few small incisions.
How it works: the surgeon takes the help of robotic arms that have small tools attached. The surgeon can control the robotic arms with the help of a computer and can perform the surgery. Thanks to this technique, surgeons can perform even the most complex surgeries with better flexibility, control and precision.
With robotic-assisted surgery, patients can look forward to:
• A shorter hospital stay
• Less blood loss
• Fewer complications
• Less need for narcotic pain medicine
• Faster recovery
• Smaller incisions associated with minimal scarring
IRMC Physician Group general surgeons have begun implementing the robot during their minimally invasive surgeries. At the current time, Dr. Nazneen Billimoria and Dr. Andrew Billon are performing surgeries with the robot. “We’re excited to be able to bring this latest technology to Indiana County so that we may better serve our community. It adds a new dimension to patient care and moves us closer to our goal of being the best community hospital in the country,” says Dr. Billimoria.
Not sure if you’re ready to experience the robotic surgery for yourself? No worries! Stop by the Indiana County Fair on Friday, September 1st, where a robot will be on site by the IRMC mobile unit, so you can put all your worries to rest on this new, innovative piece of technology.