Robotic gastrointestinal surgery may be an option for certain individuals who are considering surgical treatment for colorectal cancer, gallbladder disease, hernias or other similar conditions. Performed with the assistance of a robotic surgery system and miniaturized instruments, robotic procedures allow for an exceptional level of precision. The surgeon remains in full control throughout the entire procedure, yet is able to achieve greater flexibility and range of motion by implementing advanced, robot-assisted technologies.
Robotic gastrointestinal surgery offers several additional benefits over traditional procedures, including:
- Shorter hospitalization periods and overall recovery times
- Less pain after surgery
- Less blood loss during surgery
- Lower complication rates
At Florida Medical Clinic, Dr. Whalen Clark, MD, FACS, and Dr. Earl W. McAllister, MD, FACS, practice robotic and minimally invasive surgery as well as traditional surgery, giving their patients a wide range of options when it comes to gastrointestinal treatment. Because Drs. Clark and McAllister recognize that there is no such thing as a “one size fits all” approach to surgery, they tailor each patient’s treatment plan to his or her unique needs. Additionally, because the decision to undergo any type of surgery – robotic, laparoscopic, or otherwise – is a significant and often life-altering one, Dr. Clark and Dr. McAllister are committed to educating and supporting their patients throughout the process, allowing patients to choose what’s right for their individual needs on their own terms.
To learn more about robotic gastrointestinal surgery or any of the other advanced procedures offered at Florida Medical Clinic, contact Dr. Whalen Clark, MD, FACS or Dr. Earl W. McAllister, MD, FACS.
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