Family Urology Associates
Urologists & Advanced Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgeons located in Frederick, MD & Hagerstown, MD
Robotic surgery doesn’t mean a robot performs your procedure; a skilled surgeon performs the entire operation, with the robot acting as an extension of their arms. At Family Urology Associates, Mohammed Haseebuddin, MD, aka Dr. Haseeb, a skilled board-certified urologic surgeon, offers a wide range of robotic-assisted surgeries, including robotic partial nephrectomy, robotic radical nephrectomy, radical prostatectomy, robotic pyeloplasty, and robotic cystectomy with urinary diversion. Call the Frederick or Hagerstown, Maryland, office, or click the online appointment scheduler to learn more.
Robotic Surgery Q & A
What is robotic surgery?
Robotic surgery, also called robotic-assisted surgery, is a minimally invasive kind of surgery in which Dr. Haseeb uses an advanced surgical system to perform a wide range of procedures using small incisions.
Robotic surgery is the best way to approach many common urological diseases and conditions because it causes less blood loss and pain while shortening recovery times and reducing the need for hospital stays.
What urologic robotic surgery options exist?
Some of the many different urologic robotic-assisted surgeries include:
- Partial nephrectomy - partial kidney removal
- Radical nephrectomy - kidney removal
- Adrenalectomy - adrenal gland removal
- Cystectomy with urinary diversion - complete bladder removal, with new urine route
- Partial cystectomy - partial bladder removal
- Bladder diverticulectomy - diverticula removal
- Pyeloplasty - renal pelvis repair to clear an obstruction
- Ureteral reimplantation - ureter tube repair and repositioning
- Sacrocolpopexy - reconstruction after pelvic organ prolapse
- Radical prostatectomy - full prostate removal, including surrounding tissues
- Nerve-sparing prostatectomy with lymph node dissection - partial prostate removal to preserve erectile function
In many cases, Dr. Haseeb recommends a robotic surgery version of traditional open surgery. For example, an open surgery radical nephrectomy leaves you with a long incision and requires a significant hospital stay.
But, with a robotic-assisted radical nephrectomy, you have tiny incisions with a short hospital stay and a fairly quick recovery.
How does robotic surgery work?
To perform robotic surgery, Dr. Haseeb sits at a control console and views 3D images on a monitor. He directs your surgery using a complex set of precisely calibrated controllers.
The controllers allow for tremendous dexterity, and precision, for example, the robot “wrist” can independently rotate in a full circle if needed.
Dr. Haseeb directs the robotic arms to create several very small incisions. An endoscope, a slender illuminated tube containing a tiny camera, goes through one incision. The endoscope sends real-time 3D images to the monitor during the surgery.
Dr. Haseeb makes hand movements at the console, and the robot immediately responds with the corresponding commands to perform the procedure using miniature surgical tools.
For less pain, less bleeding, less hospital time, and an all-around easier recovery, robotic surgery could be the solution you need. Call Family Urology Associates, or book your consultation with the online scheduler, to learn more about robotic surgery now.