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    What is Robotic Surgery?

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  • Dr Stuart Menogue is a specialist Urological Surgeon located on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and North Shore. His special interests include Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery … View Profile

    Minimally-invasive robotic surgery has been transforming surgical outcomes for patients. Dr Menogue is fellowship trained in robotic surgery and has developed his skills under world renowned leaders in this field. The da Vinci Xi surgical robot is a state-of-the-art system and allows minimally-invasive alternatives to complex, open surgeries for both cancerous and non-cancerous conditions. Procedures are conducted through tiny incisions with delicate, precise instruments, meaning a faster, less painful recovery for the patient, and less post-operative complications.

    The da Vinci robot consists of four robotic arms – three for holding surgical instruments and one for the system’s 3D cameras. During a robotic surgery, the surgeon sits in the tower and controls the robotic arms using master controls and foot pedals.

    The Robotic system is proven to result in less blood loss, less post-operative pain and a shorter hospital stay with excellent cancer and functional outcomes

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