Preparing for surgery can be a frightening situation, but with recent advances in technology, you may have much less to fear. Randall J. Burt, MD, offers his Plano, TX patients the option for many minimally invasive surgery options to treat a variety of obstetric and gynecological conditions. He uses the latest technology, including robotic-assisted surgery, which entails smaller incisions and reduced recovery times.
Minimally invasive surgery is surgery in which several small incisions rather than large incisions are used. Also called laparoscopic surgery, the procedure employs a video camera that’s inserted through one of the small incisions. The camera captures live visual images of the surgical field from within the body to provide a visual guide. Through the other small incisions, Dr. Burt inserts slender tools to perform the surgery.
Robotic surgery is a minimally invasive surgery that uses a robotic surgical system to perform surgery for many conditions, including gynecologic cancers. Robotic-assisted surgery is similar to laparoscopy. However, the slender tools insert through small incisions to perform the surgery are attached to robotic arms that are controlled by Dr. Burt from a nearby console. Robotic arms have the benefit of being able to be manipulated into positions that the human hand can’t.
Smaller incisions mean:
Dr. Burt's goal is to offer patients the least invasive type of surgery possible for their condition. Whenever possible, he will use robotic assistance and minimally invasive techniques to help minimize recovery discomfort and time to complete healing. Good candidates for robotic surgery are people who:
Dr. Burt will determine each patient's qualifications for robotic-assisted surgery.
Dr. Burt can use minimally invasive and robotic-assisted surgical techniques to treat a number of conditions. Some of the treatments available for Dr. Burt's patients include:
To learn more about the conditions that Dr. Burt treats with robotic and minimally invasive treatments, make an appointment to discuss your condition and its potential treatment options.