Robot-assisted surgery in Wichita
Wesley Healthcare offers some of the latest advancements in robotic surgery technology at Wesley Medical Center and Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER. Our surgeons are highly trained in robotic procedures and have performed thousands of robot-assisted surgeries in Wichita, Kansas.
For more information about our robotic-assisted surgeries, please call (316) 962-7210.
Benefits of robotic surgery
Robotic surgery requires only a few small incisions, which can result in numerous benefits. Many patients experience the following benefits of robotic surgery:
- Less scarring
- Less blood loss
- Less trauma to the surrounding tissues and structures
- Shorter operation
- Shorter hospital stay
- Faster recovery
Robotic surgery for multiple specialties
Robotic assisted surgery is a sophisticated robotic platform designed to expand the surgeon’s capabilities. It offers state-of-the-art, minimally invasive options for complex surgeries across numerous specialties.
Robotic assisted surgery is commonly used for:
- Gynecologic surgery
- Urologic surgery
- Thoracic surgery
- Cardiac surgery
- Colorectal surgery
- Pediatric surgery
- General surgery
- Spine Surgery
Robotic assisted surgery's high-definition, 3D images and miniature surgical tools allow the surgeon to perform a procedure with high accuracy. These items are attached to the robot’s four robotic arms at the patient’s bedside and allow the surgeon to operate through incisions less than an inch long.
At a console a few feet away, the surgeon views the color, 3D image, which can be magnified up to seven times the actual size. As the surgeon manipulates the master controls, his or her hand, wrist and finger movements are translated to the robot’s surgical instruments.
The instruments cannot move by themselves, so the surgeon is always in control. However, robotic assisted surgical technology improves the surgeon’s movements.
Robotic surgery for joint replacement
Wesley Medical Center’s orthopedic program offers Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology for knee replacement and hip replacement procedures. This technology allows a surgeon to create a patient-specific, 3D plan and perform joint replacement surgeries using a surgeon-guided robotic-arm, which helps the surgeon execute the procedure with a high degree of accuracy.
Before surgery, we will take a CT scan of the joint, which is used to generate a 3D virtual model of your unique anatomy. This model is loaded into the system’s software, and your surgeon uses it to create your personalized preoperative plan.
During surgery, your orthopedic surgeon guides the robotic-arm within the pre-defined area while positioning the implant based on your personalized plan. This provides a more accurate placement and alignment of your implant. The system allows your surgeon to adjust your plan during surgery as needed.
Robotic spine surgery
Two distinct robotic spine surgery platforms offer Wesley surgeons maximum flexibility in determining the most effective treatment for patients suffering from debilitating back pain or limited range of motion caused by spinal deformities and degenerative conditions.
These new robotic and image guidance systems increase the accuracy of screw placement to improve surgical efficiency. Many surgeries require the placement of tiny screws to stabilize the spine and hold the bones together until they can fully fuse or heal. Because the navigation system guides the screws, incision sizes are greatly reduced, which leads to less pain and faster recovery times.
Minimally-invasive robotic spine surgery can help people with serious spine problems such as herniated discs, vertebral fractures, traumatic spine injury, degenerative disc disease, spinal weakness or instability, slipped disc (spondylolisthesis) and narrowing of the spinal canal (stenosis).