The Future of Surgery…Today
According to history, there have been surgeries performed on humans for over 3000 years. Up until the last century, most of the techniques have been crude and very simple, often doing as much as harm as help. As the 20th century progressed, so did the advances in surgery. In the last 25 years, there’s been a growing trend in how surgeries are done. It’s called Robotics – or Robotically-Assisted-Surgery. With the advances of robotics in medicine, surgery has stepped into a new era of capability.
At FCPP, our entire Modesto General Surgery Group is trained and experienced in performing robotically-assisted surgeries. While they can all perform what’s known as Advanced Minimally-Invasive Surgery, using robotics takes this type of procedure to a new level of capability. If you were to ask one of our surgeons, they would tell you, “It’s like being able to do the work of an “open” surgery, but with only a few small entry points.” In essence, using robotics enables our surgeons to do very difficult surgical tasks, but without the increased risk of infection that comes with doing an “open” surgery (where the patient is literally opened up for the procedure).
If you are facing surgery and would like to learn more about how our surgeons use robotics to complete their procedures, give FCPP a call today and ask for the General Surgery department.