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Innovative Robotic Surgery: Shaping the Surgeons of Tomorrow

Innovative Robotic Surgery: Shaping the Surgeons of Tomorrow

Robotic surgery is reshaping the future of medicine by providing surgeons with advanced tools for greater precision and control. 


At Florida Spine and Pain Institute, our specialists provide a comprehensive range of services, including interventional pain procedures, minimally invasive surgeries, and regenerative medicine treatments


We’re enthusiastic about robotic surgery’s remarkable possibilities, which enhance our ability to deliver effective and precise care in all these areas. 


This blog will discuss how these innovative techniques improve patient care and change our thinking about surgery.

What is Robotic Surgery?

Robotic surgery is a surgical procedure that uses advanced robotic systems to aid surgeons in performing operations with increased precision, flexibility, and control. 

It typically involves a robotic arm equipped with surgical instruments and virtual AR systems showing images on screen, allowing the surgeon to visualize the patient’s condition in real-time.

The surgeon controls the robotic system from a console, translating their hand movements into precise movements of the robotic instruments. 

What are the Benefits of Robotic Surgery?

Robotic surgery offers a multitude of benefits for both surgeons and patients alike.  These include:

  1. Precision: The robotic arms are highly skilled, allowing surgeons to operate in tight spaces within the body that would otherwise be reachable only through large incisions.
  1. Minimally Invasive: Since robotic surgery allows precision and control, operations can be carried out through tiny incisions. This minimally invasive approach generally results in less pain and blood, reduced scarring, and quicker recovery than open surgery.
  1. Reduced Risk of Infection: Smaller incisions lessen the exposure of internal organs to external contaminants, thus decreasing the risk of infections.
  1. Quicker Recovery: Patients often experience speedier recovery periods, less pain, and fewer complications, which means shorter hospital stays.
  1. Enhanced Visualization: The camera attached to the robotic arm provides high-definition, magnified 3D images of the surgical area, offering better visibility than the naked eye.
  1. Reduction in Radiation Exposure: Robotic systems streamline the surgical process and enhance precision, significantly decreasing surgery duration. This reduces the need for prolonged fluoroscopy, lowering radiation exposure for patients and medical staff.

How Does Florida Spine & Pain Institute Use Robotic Surgery?

Dr. Javier Placer at Florida Spine and Pain Institute uses robotic technology for sacroiliac joint fusions. This innovative surgical technique effectively treats chronic lower back pain caused by instability or degeneration of the sacroiliac joint. 

As one of the most significant advancements in robotic spine surgery, this method reflects the ongoing evolution of robot-assisted procedures since gaining FDA approval in 2004.

With robotic assistance, Dr Placer and his team can achieve greater accuracy in placing implants and navigating complex spinal anatomy, reducing complication rates compared to traditional techniques.

Do you suffer from persistent pain in the lower back, abdomen, groin, buttocks, or legs? The specialists at Florida Spine & Pain Institute can help.

Contact us today to see if you qualify for our robot-assisted sacroiliac joint fusion. 

This innovative procedure offers greater precision and faster recovery, helping you return to a pain-free life sooner.


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