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The recovery process after robotic surgery is the same as open surgeries, says Kevin Rayls, MD, a general surgeon at Southern Hills Hospital. In this video, he says that the difference is that there are fewer complications and quicker recovery.
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.
Because robotic surgery is minimally invasive, patients experience less pain and a quicker recovery time. Learn more from Scott Benninghoven, MD, in robotic surgery with the Regional Medical Center of San Jose.
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