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Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery

General Surgeon, General Surgery, Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery & Breast Surgery located in Manchester, CT

Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery services offered in Manchester, CT

At the office of Laureen Forgione-Rubino, M.D., F.A.C.S., in Manchester, Connecticut, Dr. Forgione-Rubino and her team specialize in advanced surgical techniques, including robotic and laparoscopic surgery. These techniques use small incisions, which means less pain and a shorter recovery time. To find out more about robotic and laparoscopic surgery, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery Q&A

What are robotic and laparoscopic surgery?

Robotic and laparoscopic surgery are minimally invasive surgical techniques. 

Robotic surgery

 

Robotic surgery, or robot-assisted surgery, is the most advanced surgical technique available. During this type of surgery. Dr. Forgione-Rubino sits at a computer console and uses a hand-held device to control robotic arms with tiny surgical instruments.

 

The robotic arms also have a high-definition camera that allows Dr. Forgione-Rubino to see the surgical site in 3D. With the robotic arms and surgical tools, Dr. Forgione-Rubino performs complex procedures with better precision and flexibility. 

Laparoscopic surgery

 

Laparoscopic surgery is a surgical technique that uses a laparoscope, a small thin tube with a surgical camera. During laparoscopic surgery, Dr. Forgione-Rubino makes a small incision to insert the laparoscope, which provides images of your internal organs on a computer monitor.

 

She then makes additional small incisions to insert the surgical instruments she needs to perform the procedure. In some cases, she can perform the procedure through one single incision using the laparoscope. 

 

Dr. Forgione-Rubino was the first surgeon in the Manchester area to perform single incision and robotic surgeries.

What procedures are performed using robotic and laparoscopic surgery?

Dr. Forgione-Rubino uses robotic and laparoscopic surgery to perform many procedures. Types of surgeries include:

 

  • Hernia surgery
  • Gallbladder disease surgery
  • Splenectomy — removal of the spleen

 

She also uses these advanced surgical techniques to perform an intra-abdominal exploration. During this procedure, she uses the laparoscope to diagnose and treat conditions like gallbladder disease.

What are the benefits of robotic and laparoscopic surgery?

Robotic and laparoscopic surgery offer many benefits. Because Dr. Forgione-Rubino uses small incisions when using these surgical techniques, you can expect less post-surgical pain and a shorter recovery time.

 

Robotic and laparoscopic surgery also results in smaller scars and lowers your risk of complications like infections.

Am I a candidate for robotic or laparoscopic surgery?

Schedule a consultation at the office of Laureen Forgione-Rubino, M.D., F.A.C.S., to see if you’re a candidate for robotic or laparoscopic surgery. 

 

Dr. Forgione-Rubino and the team specialize in advanced surgical techniques and use these minimally invasive tools whenever possible. No matter what, Dr. Forgione-Rubino customizes your surgical plan so you get the best outcomes.

 

Call the office of Laureen Forgione-Rubino, M.D., F.A.C.S., or schedule an appointment online today.

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