Our expertise in robotics surgery far exceeds other centers in the region, and we consistently research ways to improve these procedures and outcomes.
UCLA surgeons are using a da Vinci surgical robot to help them perform extremely precise operations through very small incisions. Robotic tools offer greatly improved freedom of motion that is similar to that of the human hand.
Robotic surgery is very exciting technology that allows for minimally invasive surgery (less invasive surgery with tiny incisions). Doctors prefer this approach when possible because it means less pain for the patient, reduced risk of infection and a faster recovery. At UCLA, we use robotic surgery for:
Your surgeon has greater range of motion and dexterity and sees a highly-magnified, high-resolution image of the operating field. Your surgeon also has better access to the area being operated on.
- Shorter hospital stay
- Less risk of infection
- Less blood loss, fewer blood transfusions
- Less pain
- Faster recovery
- Quicker return to daily routine