miVIP Blog - Robotic Surgery

Robots Not Likely to Replace Skilled Surgeons Anytime Soon

It is predicted that artificial intelligence (AI) may one day replace clinicians — doctors who meet with patients, evaluate them, make a diagnosis, order lab tests and prescribe medicine. Why? Computers and robots are being developed to gather information and to read lab results and radiology scans faster, better and cheaper than human physicians or lab…

Endometriosis Causes Severe Abdominal Pain for 1 in 6 Women

Endometriosis is a chronic disorder in which cell tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside of it, causing cysts or extra tissue to grow in other parts of the body. These growths can lead to painful periods, painful sex and fertility problems.Most women don’t realize that endometriosis is the source of their severe menstrual cramps…

Stricter Guidelines on the Horizon for Robotic Surgery

Do you consider robotics a surgery tool or a specialized practice? According to an article by Thomas Rosenthal in the October 11, 2018 edition of General Surgery News, physicians who routinely perform robotic surgery and also participate in robotic surgery groups are more likely to consider robotics a specialized practice. Physicians who don’t routinely use robotics…

6 Rules for Faster Recovery, Easier Healing After Surgery

Recovering after surgery is tough on your body — even when you undergo minimally invasive surgery, which is designed to reduce scarring and tissue damage. According to a recent post by Dr. Chris Dickson on “The Doctor Weighs In” blog, proper post-operative care is the key to an easier, faster recovery.Dr. Dickson reports that if…

Infographic: How Minimally Invasive Surgery Helps Patients

Learning you need surgery is never an easy thing to hear. But it’s easier when you know an expert surgeon can provide minimally invasive surgery for the best possible outcome and a faster recovery. What is minimally invasive surgery?Unlike traditional open surgery, minimally invasive surgery involves the smallest possible surgical incisions to minimize trauma to…

Outpatient Surgery Center Uses Robotics to Improve Healthcare in Las Vegas

Las Vegas — Sept. 14, 2018 — miVIP IN THE NEWS! Surgeons at miVIP Surgery Centers Provide Minimally Invasive Robotic Procedures for Weight Loss, Gynecology Conditions, Acid Reflux, and Hernia Repair, among other Health IssuesmiVIP Surgery Centers, a national network of ambulatory surgery facilities providing minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery for people seeking help with obesity, acid reflux,…

Robotics Help Surgeons Perform More Precise Surgery

Back in 1997, the first robotic surgery ever performed was a gallbladder removal. The surgeon performing that surgery used a prototype for surgical robotics that was approved by the FDA in 1998, and is known today as the da Vinci® Surgical System. Since then, surgeons have used this equipment to surgically treat thousands of patients…

What Is the Best Treatment for Acid Reflux or GERD?

It is estimated that more than 60 million Americans suffer from heartburn, acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) — approximately 20% of the U.S. population. People with these conditions typically experience regurgitation of stomach juices, which are highly acidic, leading to heartburn symptoms, such as burning in the chest, burping and hiccupping, discomfort or…

A Robotic Hysterectomy Changed My Life for the Better

In May 2018 I underwent a robotic hysterectomy that changed my life. Until that point, I had suffered through years of excruciating pain and other symptoms that interfered with my quality of life. I believe a lot of women are like me in thinking that intense abdominal pain, or pain with sex and other “female troubles”…