The recovery process from robotic surgery can vary from person to person and depend on the particular operation. In general, people who undergo robotic surgery, which is a minimally invasive surgery, tend to experience less pain and discomfort and recover more quickly than people who undergo traditional therapy.The main reason for the difference is that in robotic surgery, doctors make a few small incisions rather than the one large incision used in traditional "open" surgery. The small incisions usually cause less bleeding and pain and heal faster than the larger incision.
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When you get a scratch or a cut, you open blood vessels and that causes bleeding. While bleeding helps to clean the cut, your body stops bleeding eventually by producing platelets that clump together or coagulate at the spot of the wound. These platelets dry and clot to form a scab. The skin below the scab begins to heal with the help of white blood cells.When the skin is healed, the scab will fall off. This usually happens within a week or two. Although your scab may be itchy because of the healing process beneath it, you should not scratch it. If you pick away your scab you interrupt the healing process and could develop a scar.
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