It has been said before, but perhaps it is still worthwhile repeating the reassurance required. Should you ever become an eligible patient, you have absolutely nothing to fear from the robot, much maligned, dreaded and even ridiculed, over the years. Robotic surgery, whether it is invasive or non-invasive is, strictly speaking, a set of safe procedures. The dreaded robot will not be carrying out the surgery.
Perhaps someday in the distant future, but not now. Indeed, for the time being, humankind is still very much in control. It is the specialist surgical practitioner who is manipulating how the robotic arms must work and where it must be within and around the patient’s body. The surgical practitioner is a specialist in one form of medicine or another. Of course, today, the medical disciplines are numerous. And furthermore, the specialist surgical practitioner will never be allowed to operate the robotic tools unless she is fully qualified to do so and perhaps even has served a term of residency.
So far so good. Are you beginning to feel comfortable about the way forward? Also note that no patient will be submitted to specialist forms of surgery until such time that the specialist medical practitioner has been able to reassure herself that her patient is not suffering from any underlying conditions. She will also wish to know whether or not the patient is taking any prescribed medication for diagnosed conditions.
Other than that, there are a number of benefits that the patient could look forward to. Other than the robotic surgery being safe, it is a lot more precise than conventional practices. It is also completed a lot quicker too. This does not mean to suggest of course that the good doctor is rushing through her work.