How is robotic surgery performed?

Take a tour of the robotic surgery suite to learn how the tools help in your surgery.

Dr. Francis Buzad, a general surgeon at the Austin Diagnostic Clinic, has been performing   robotic surgery since the technology was first made available.

He says robotic tools have revolutionized the way surgeries are performed, not just for the surgeon but also for the patient.

Robotic-assisted surgery, like one performed with the da Vinci® Surgical System, is minimally-invasive.

Typically, robotic surgery causes less bleeding and less tissue trauma, which means a shorter hospital stay, less pain and faster recovery for patients.

Buzad robotic surgery tour

Dr. Francis Buzad explains how the robotic arms work.

In this video, Dr. Buzad takes you on a tour of the robotic surgery suite to talk about two of the main pieces of equipment — the robotic arms, which hold the surgical instruments and the master control, where the surgeon controls the arms.

You will learn:

  • How robotic surgery can benefit patients
  • Components of the system
  • How the robotic arms work
  • How a surgeon can control the arms and some of the system’s features
  • How the surgeon can see during a procedure