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Robotic Surgery

Robotic Surgery

Robotic Surgery services offered in Bellingham and Mount Vernon, WA

If you need surgery to treat urological cancer or remove painful cysts, you may be a candidate for the robotic surgery services available at Bellingham Urology Group. The experienced surgeons use the latest advancements in robotic surgery technologies to treat your condition through small incisions. Robotic surgery causes less trauma to your body, so you can heal faster and with fewer complications. Call the Bellingham or Mount Vernon, Washington, office to schedule a robotic surgery consultation or book an appointment online today.

What is robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery is a surgical technique that’s less invasive than traditional open surgery for the treatment of urological conditions, including cancer.

During robotic surgery, the Bellingham Urology Group surgeons use a computer console to control a set of robotic arms. The arms hold specialized surgical instruments that fit through small incisions in the treatment area.

The surgeons can remove damaged, inflamed, or cancerous tissue through small incisions without damaging the nearby healthy tissue. They can also repair damaged tissues or organs without causing unnecessary trauma to your body.

The instruments also have an attached camera that sends real-time images of the treatment area to a monitor the providers watch during the procedure. This magnified image of the surgical site allows your surgeon to operate with high accuracy.

Why would I need robotic surgery?

Bellingham Urology Group offers advanced robotic surgery technologies to treat a wide range of urological conditions in adults and children. You may need robotic surgery to treat:

  • Cysts
  • Cancer
  • Benign tumors
  • Enlarged prostate
  • Kidney disease, or blockages

To determine if you’re a candidate for robotic surgery, the Bellingham Urology Group providers complete a physical exam and may order blood work or other lab tests.

Depending on the nature of your condition, the providers may initially recommend nonsurgical strategies to treat your condition. If those treatments don’t work well, they may recommend robotic surgery.

If you’re not a candidate for robotic techniques, the providers can discuss your options for laparoscopic or open surgery.

What are the benefits of robotic surgery?

The robotic surgery services available at Bellingham Urology Group offer many benefits over traditional open surgery. These benefits include:

  • Less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Reduced risk for infection
  • Better treatment outcomes

Because smaller incisions heal faster than longer, deeper incisions, you can also enjoy a shorter recovery time and can get back to your usual activities sooner. The Bellingham Urology Group providers offer complete after-care services to ensure you heal fully and without complications.

Call the Bellingham Urology Group office near you to schedule a robotic surgery consultation or book an appointment online today.