Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Procedures
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What are Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Procedures?

  • Robot-Assisted Surgery—Overview

Some laparoscopic surgeries that have been successful using robotic techniques include:

Compared to more traditional procedures, robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery...

Possible Complications

Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have a robot-assisted laparoscopic procedure, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:

  • Damage to neighboring organs or structures
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Anesthesia-related problems
  • The need to switch to traditional surgical methods (eg, traditional laparoscopic or open surgery)

Some factors that may increase the risk of complications include:

  • Pre-existing heart or lung condition
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Excessive alcohol intake
  • Previous abdominal or pelvic surgery
  • Use of certain medicines

Be sure to discuss these risks with your doctor before the procedure.

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