Jaime L. Roman-Pavajeau, MD, PA
General Surgery & Advanced Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgeon located in Katy, TX
Robotic surgery is a highly advanced, minimally invasive surgical procedure that uses a surgeon-controlled da Vinci® console, miniature camera, and precise, miniature tools to reduce blood loss, trauma, and recovery time when you need surgery. Jaime L. Roman-Pavajeau, M.D., P.A., is one of the most skilled robotic surgeons in the area. To determine if your condition can be treated with minimally invasive robotic surgery, call the office in Katy, Texas, or book an appointment online today.
Robotic Surgery Q&A
What is robotic surgery?
Robotic surgery is an advanced, state-of-the-art approach to surgery that allows your surgeon to make much smaller incisions and more precise, highly controlled motions that minimize trauma and recovery time.
Dr. Roman-Pavajeau may use robotic surgery to treat conditions that otherwise would require more invasive open surgery, such as:
- Gallstones and gallbladder disease
- Hernia repair
- Colon surgery
During your consultation, Dr. Roman-Pavajeau advises you whether your condition can be treated with robotic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, or a traditional open approach.
How does robotic surgery work?
Dr. Roman-Pavajeau uses the state-of-the-art da Vinci system to perform robotic surgery. Da Vinci is an advanced type of laparoscopic surgery that uses a miniature camera to visualize the operating area. Robotic surgery with the da Vinci system is more precise and flexible than traditional laparoscopy.
When performing robotic surgery, Dr. Roman-Pavajeau makes several small incisions of less than 2 inches each. Traditional open surgery usually requires larger incisions that are 6-8 inches.
He then guides the sterile camera and tiny sterile, robotic surgical tools through each incision. The camera sends magnified, color, 3D images to the console monitor so that Dr. Roman-Pavajeau has a clear view of the operating area.
The high-resolution magnification allows Dr. Roman-Pavajeau to see your organs and internal tissues in ways that he can't during traditional surgery. He can enhance and optimize the images with synchronizers and high-intensity illuminators to give him a better view.
He then uses his own dextrous hand movements to control a console that operates the tiny, flexible surgical tools with motion-scaling technology.
With the da Vinci system, Dr. Roman-Pavajeau can make much smaller and more precise incisions and other manipulations that are impossible using only human hands and traditional tools.
What are the advantages of robotic surgery?
Robotic surgery is much more precise than traditional open or laparoscopic approaches. Robotic surgery also offers several advantages that include:
- Less bleeding
- Less pain
- Less trauma
- Less visible scars
- Quicker recovery
- Smaller incisions
The minute movements possible with da Vinci ensure that even the smallest amounts of malignant or diseased tissue can be removed. Dr. Roman-Pavajeau can also make smaller repairs and adjustments that are impossible with traditional surgical approaches.
To determine if you can benefit from state-of-the-art robotic surgery, contact Dr. Roman-Pavajeau for a consultation, or request an appointment online today.