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health care needs of
the family, they tend
to put their own medical issues behind others, especially when it
comes to major surgery.
Their main concern is
a prolonged recovery
that takes significant
time away from family and work. At St.
Joseph’s, we are trying
to create awareness that
robotic surgery can
treat a whole gamut of
conditions, from uterine
fibroids to gastrointestinal surgery for gallstones, reflux, hernias and colorectal cancers.
Q: What benefits does robotic surgery offer?
A: Robotic surgery is performed through tiny, quarter-inch
Q: What do patients
incisions, and that means much less pain compared with tradi-
tional surgery. Also, this approach to surgery, which involves
delicate maneuvers and decreased tissue trauma, has a proven
record of less blood loss and less scar tissue formation. Robotic
surgery also requires shorter hospital stays, and provides a
quicker return to baseline life. The added benefit is improved
cosmesis, the cosmetic aspect of full recovery. Patients have tiny
incisions that heal beauti-
fully and are barely visible.
need to understand about
A: It’s important to dispel
the myth that the robot performs the surgery. The surgeon controls every aspect
of the surgery. The robot is
a tool that allows the surgeon to perform complex, minimally
invasive surgery with greater precision, vision and dexterity. The
robotic-assisted operation performed on the inside of the body
is exactly the same as if the procedure was performed as traditional open surgery.
“Most patients who
undergo robotic surgery
don’t even take any
—Dr. Tanuja Damani Tanuja Damani, MD.
Glicksman Plastic Surgery
www.drglicksman.com • www.theplasticsurgerychannel.com
The field of plastic surgery has seen a flood of new “cosmetic” and
“aesthetic” doctors emerge across the country. Many of these practitioners
have little or no training in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Glicksman
is a board- certified plastic surgeon in practice since 1992, and despite the
large size of her practice, she continues to remain true to her commitment
to improve the health, well-being, and safety of her patients.
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