The appendix is a small organ located at the top of the large intestine. Oddly, the function of this small organ is not clear, but it is theorized that it stores “good bacteria” to release when the digestive system is under stress. It is also the organ that most commonly requires surgical removal, as it is particularly prone to inflammation and infection.
What to expect in robotic appendix removal surgery?
Dr. Liyanage may remove the appendix employing the world’s most advanced system for robotic surgery. Robotic surgery allows the surgery to be faster, causes less risk of blood loss, shorter incisions, and an extreme level of surgical precision. The surgery is performed with small robotic tools, directed by the surgeon at a state-of-the-art console, guided by real-time images. The robotic surgical tools respond to our surgeon’s motions to remove the appendix, place sutures with extreme precision.