What is the recovery process from robotic surgery?

The recovery process from robotic surgery depends on the procedure, but the recovery time is much quicker. Watch Bradley C. Ryan, MD, FACS, of Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center, explain more.
Jasser Thiara, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
Patients are sent home within 24 hours after surgery but can expect to be fully recovered in six weeks. Watch this video with Jasser Thiara, MD from Reston Hospital Center to learn more.
Lino C. Montilla, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
The recovery following robotic surgery is very fast, says Lino Montilla, MD from Reston Hospital Center. Learn more in this video.
In this video, Leonardo Espinel, MD from StoneSprings Hospital Center, says the robotic approach to surgery offers less pain and a quicker discharge than compared to traditional surgery.
Nathan Guerette, MD, part of the urogynecology team at Johnston-Willis Hospital, explains why recovery times associated with robotic surgery are significantly shorter than traditional surgery.
Kevin R. Rayls, MD
Facial Plastic Surgery
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.

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