The Benefits of Robotic Back Surgery

Our team at Yale Neurosurgery New London, led by Patrick Doherty, MD, offers patients the least invasive and most effective treatments available today for numerous spinal issues that can lead to debilitating pain and decreased mobility.

Dr. Doherty is a highly skilled neurosurgeon who is widely recognized for leading the call to develop safer, less-invasive surgical approaches designed to address back pain, neck pain, herniated discs, and numerous other painful conditions.

Part of his long-term commitment to his patients is improving treatment outcomes following spinal surgery while lessening the trauma and extensive recovery processes involved in many traditional surgeries.

Learn why Dr. Doherty considers robotic back surgery one of the most successful surgical techniques available today.

What conditions can you treat with robotic surgery?

The advanced technology and superior precision of the system (ExcelsiusGPS®) we use at Yale Neurosurgery New London is effective in treating numerous problems related to your back.

These conditions include:

The effectiveness and overall benefits of this minimally invasive surgical approach make it highly preferable to traditional back surgery techniques for many patients.

What are the benefits of robotic back surgery?

Many of the benefits of robotic back surgery are related to its minimally invasive nature, which means much smaller incisions. The advanced technology of the ExcelsiusGPS platform also provides superior precision, flexibility, and control compared to conventional surgical methods.

These characteristics of robotic surgery greatly reduce trauma to the surrounding tissue that’s a normal byproduct of traditional surgery, which requires large incisions that must travel through skin, muscle, and other tissues to fully expose the spine.

The specific benefits of robotic back surgery may include:

Simply put, robotic surgery meets Dr. Doherty’s goal of providing the safest, most effective, and least invasive treatment available for painful back conditions.

What can I expect after the surgery?

Your surgical course and your rehab and recovery time can vary, depending on the nature of your condition and your overall health. 

Dr. Doherty explains the procedure thoroughly before scheduling your surgery. He also takes time to review your expected outcome, the potential benefits of robotic surgery compared to traditional surgery, and details regarding your recovery process.

Our entire team focuses on making your experience at Yale Neurosurgery New London a success. If you’re contemplating back surgery or want more information about your treatment options, schedule an appointment with Dr. Doherty today. Call our office in New London, Connecticut, or request an appointment while you’re here on the website.

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