MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY REFERS TO A SURGICAL APPROACH THAT AIMS TO MINIMIZE TRAUMA TO THE PATIENT, RESULTING IN A LOWER AMOUNT OF PAIN AND DISCOMFORT.
Dr. Khosravi specializes in traditional open surgery and minimally invasive surgical procedures, commonly referred to as laparoscopic surgery or laparoscopy. We work with each patient to determine the best procedure on a case-by-case basis. A small subset of our patients are not candidates for minimally invasive surgery; open surgery may be required for emergency procedures, complex anatomy or reconstructions. We strive to determine the safest, least invasive procedure with the best recovery possible.
During laparoscopy, smaller incisions are made in such a way that small instruments can be used by a surgeon to perform precise and accurate surgery. Through specialized training and experience, surgeons who perform minimally invasive procedures are able to offer alternatives to traditional, open surgery that patients may find particularly beneficial.
There are a number of advantages to you with laparoscopic surgery versus an open procedure. These include:
- Smaller incisions, which reduces pain and shortens recovery time, as well as resulting in less postoperative scarring and improved cosmetic results.
- Less pain, leading to less pain medication needed.
- Hospital stay is less, and often with a same day discharge which leads to a faster return to everyday living and quicker return to work.
- Reduced complications including decreased risk of acquiring infections.
- Reduced hemorrhaging, which reduces the chance of needing a blood transfusion.
DR. KHOSRAVI OFFERS ROBOTIC SURGERY IN ORANGE COUNTY CALIFORNIA FOR VARIOUS ABDOMINAL AND GASTROINTESTINAL CONDITIONS.
There are a wide range of conditions affecting abdominal organs and tissues that general surgeons treat using robotic surgery. Among these are: colon and rectal cancer, morbid obesity, stomach cancer, pancreatic disease and achalasia (swallowing disorder). Collectively, these conditions impact millions of people around the world.
- Colorectal cancer is the 3rd most deadly and 4th most common cancer globally
- Stomach cancer is the second most deadly cancer worldwide
- Smokers are 2 to 3 times more likely to get pancreatic cancer
- An estimated 300 million people around the world are obese; in the U.S. alone, 72 million people are obese
Minimally invasive robotic surgery enables surgeons to operate through a few tiny incisions instead of a long incision used for traditional open surgery. Using the state-of-the-art da Vinci Surgery System provides your doctor with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control, while offering patients many potential benefits as compared to traditional surgery, such as:
- Excellent outcomes for cancer control
- Quick return of bowel function
- Low blood loss
- Minimal surgical trauma
- Low risk of complications
- Short hospital stay
- Fast recovery
SINGLE INCISION ROBOTIC SURGERY
Dr. Khosravi performs Single Incision Robotic Gallbladder Surgery. He performs single incision robotic cholecystectomy at St. Joseph's Hospital Orange, California.
Single Incision Robotic Surgery provides enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control, while offering patients many potential benefits as compared to traditional surgery.
HOW ROBOTIC SINGLE INCISION SURGERY WORKS
During the procedure, Dr. Khosravi sits at a console viewing 3-D, high-definition video and images while using controls below the display to move robotic arms with attached surgical instruments.
Unlike traditional robotic surgeries, Single Incision Robotic Cholecystectomy allows for a single incision at the belly button where the diseased gallbladder is removed laparoscopically.
BENEFITS OF SINGLE INCISION ROBOTIC SURGERY
Benefits of the single-incision surgery can include minimal scarring, less pain, less bleeding, faster recovery and a shorter hospital stay, enhancing quality and safety and improving patient satisfaction.