Robotic Surgery

What is Robotic Surgery?

Robotic surgery is the use of a robotic platform as an instrument to perform minimally invasive surgery. It utilizes an advanced set of components that translates Dr. Maamoun Harmouch’s hand movements in real time to the bending, rotating, or other essential motions of the instruments.

Advanced Treatment & Technology

Dr. Maamoun Harmouch is committed to providing the highest standard of care by offering patients the most advanced, leading-edge surgical technology in Southeast Texas.

Using the sophisticated robotic da Vinci Surgical System, Dr. Harmouch is able to perform complex, minimally invasive surgery. This robot provides 3D vision showing more details and helps avoid surrounding tissue to minimize and control bleeding resulting in better patient outcomes.

What are the benefits for this procedure?

Though the benefits vary by procedure, the robotic platform allows improved ergonomics with wristed instruments and highly magnified/3-D high definition imaging. Minimally invasive surgery, as a whole, often offers less pain and quicker return to normal daily activity compared to traditional open procedures.

This type of surgery offers patients several benefits such as smaller incisions, faster recovery times, reduced pain, and scarring. In many cases, minimally invasive surgery also offers a higher accuracy rate compared to traditional open surgery. Learn more about each of these benefits below.

Smaller Incisions

One of the most significant benefits is the size of the incisions. Unlike traditional surgery, which often uses large incisions, minimally invasive surgery relies on tiny incisions only large enough for the insertion of thin tubes, cameras, fiber-optic lights,  and other small surgical tools.

Less Pain

These procedures cause less pain and discomfort after your procedure. Studies have showing that patients who are recovering from minimally invasive surgery report less pain and don’t need large doses of pain relievers required by patients who have undergone conventional surgery.

Shorter Hospital Stay

Patients who undergo this type of surgery are usually able to go home sooner and return to work and normal activities quicker.

Faster Recovery

The size of the incision also enables you to heal faster than traditional open surgery techniques, allowing you to get back to your normal daily life as quickly as possible.

Less Scarring

Because this type of surgery requires smaller incisions, that means you’ll have smaller less noticeable scars. Also, with these smaller incisions, it only takes a few stitches to close the incisions after your procedure.

Increased Accuracy

Minimally invasive surgery also offers a higher accuracy rate compared to traditional open surgery. Accuracy is improved because procedures use a camera, allowing the surgeon to have a better visualization of your internal organs.