Robotic Surgery

Robotic Surgery

Robotic Surgery located in Odessa, TX

Robotic surgery allows surgeons to perform complex procedures through smaller incisions with better precision, making it safer for you. Judith Birungi, MD, is an experienced general surgeon at Odessa general surgery Robotics in Odessa, Texas, who performs most procedures using minimally invasive techniques like robotic surgery. Call today or schedule a consultation online to learn more about robotic surgery.

Robotic Surgery Q & A

What does robotic surgery mean?

Robotic surgery is a minimally invasive surgery using advanced technology to assist your surgeon during the procedure. Despite how it sounds, robotic surgery doesn’t mean robots perform the operation.

Instead, Dr. Birungi uses a state-of-the-art robotic surgery system that includes a high-definition camera and miniature surgical instruments attached to robotic arms. She controls the robotic arms and instruments from a computer console and a master controller.

Dr. Birungi uses the controller to move the robotic arms and surgical instruments.

I need gallbladder surgery. Can this be done using robotic surgery?

YES! Dr. Birungi does all gallbladder surgeries using the Robot technology

Dr. Birungi can also use robotic surgery for:

  • Hernia surgery
  • Colon surgery
  • Gastric sleeve (a type of weight loss surgery)
  • Hiatal hernia

What happens during robotic surgery?

The specifics of your robotic surgery will depend on which surgery you need. Though minimally invasive, you’re given anesthesia so that you stay asleep during the procedure.

Dr. Birungi first makes small incisions and inserts a surgical camera and tiny surgical instruments to perform the necessary procedure.

She removes the camera and surgical instruments, closes the incisions, and sends you to the recovery area for monitoring. You might then go home or stay at the hospital for continued monitoring and care.

What are the advantages of robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery offers many advantages to you and Dr. Birungi. With robotic surgery, you can expect:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Less scarring
  • Faster recovery
  • Minimal blood loss
  • Lower risk of complications

For Dr. Birungi, robotic surgery allows her to perform complicated procedures in hard-to-reach places with greater accuracy and flexibility.

Call Odessa General Surgery Robotics today or schedule your robotic surgery consultation using the online booking button.