Lee Jackson, MD
CHI Memorial Urology Associates
1300 Cleveland Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37404-2005
(423) 756-7860

Surgery Using Robotics - Precise Robotic Instruments Offer Patient Advantages

robotic prostate cancer treatmentIf you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer and your doctor has recommended surgery to treat your disease, you may be a candidate for a new, less invasive surgical technique called daVinci® Prostatectomy

Combining the latest robotic surgical technology with his over 24 years of cancer surgery experience, Dr. Jackson offers patients requiring surgery the most advanced minimally invasive surgical procedure available today.   

dr jackson performing surgery

Dr. Jackson (above) performs the robotic assisted surgery just a few feet away from the patient.

dr lee robotic surgery

How does robotic-assisted surgery work?

The computer-enhanced minimally invasive surgical system consists of three components that provide:

  1. a 3-D view of the surgical field, including depth of field, magnification and high resolution
  2. instruments that are designed to mimic the movement of the human hands, wrists and fingers, allowing an extensive range of motion and more precision
  3. master controls that allow the surgeon to manipulate the instruments, translating the surgeon’s natural hand and wrist movements into corresponding, precise and scaled movements

How does the technology assist the surgeon?

The 3D vision system magnifies the surgical field up to 10 times and improves the ability of the surgeon to recognize and control small blood vessels, thereby reducing blood loss.

The surgeon is able to perform the minimally invasive procedure with more precision. Robot arms remain steady at all times and robot wrists make it easier for the surgeon to manipulate tissue and work from all angles – positions the surgeon would have difficulty getting to otherwise.

Will robotic-assisted surgery replace the surgeon?  

Absolutely not. It will enable the surgeon to be more precise, advancing the technique and enhancing the capability to perform complex minimally invasive surgery. The current generation of surgical robots cannot perform surgical tasks on their own, but they lend a mechanical “helping hand” to the surgeon.  The system replicates the surgeon’s movements in real-time. It cannot be programmed, nor can it make decisions on its own to move in any way or perform any type of surgical maneuver without the surgeon’s input.

daVinci® Prostatectomy Overview of the Procedure   >> VIDEO

For more information on Robotic Surgery in the Chattanooga, TN area call Lee Jackson, M.D. at (423) 756-7860!

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Chattanooga, TN Urologist
Lee Jackson, M.D.
CHI Memorial Urology Associates
1300 Cleveland Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37404-2005
(423) 756-7860

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