Robotic Surgery Specialist

Robotic surgery is used to achieve a higher degree of accuracy in some types of surgeries. Dr. Allan MacIntyre is highly skilled in robot-assisted surgical procedures using state-of-the-art technology to help Intyre Health patients from throughout Las Vegas, NV, area receive the most appropriate care for their needs.

Robotic Surgery Q & A

What is robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery is a state-of-the-art surgical technique that uses special surgical robots to assist in surgeries that require a high degree of precision or that are very complex. Also called robot-assisted surgery, the robotic device, or arm, does not perform the surgery itself; rather, it's guided by the surgeon to complete specific aspects of the surgery and to achieve superior results where a high degree of accuracy and reproducibility is desired.

What are the benefits of robot-assisted surgery?

Robot-assisted surgery offers benefits for both the surgeon and the patient:

  • The robot-assisted technique generally provides greater visibility of the surgical site compared to other minimally-invasive procedures that use a laparoscope.
  • Greater precision can be achieved through smaller incisions, which means patients have less blood loss, smaller scars, fewer complications, shorter hospital stays, and faster recovery periods.
  • Because of their higher degree of precision, tissue trauma is minimized for faster healing with less discomfort.
  • Surgical robots provide the surgeon with greater control over their surgical instruments, resulting in greater comfort for the surgeon and more precise results for superior outcomes.

When is robotic surgery used?

Robotic surgery is used in many areas of medicine, including weight-loss surgery and general surgical procedures. Some of the more common uses include:

  • hernia repair
  • gallbladder surgery
  • urogenital surgery
  • some types of heart or thoracic surgery
  • abdominal surgery
  • gynecological surgery

Although it has many applications and benefits, it's not always the best choice. A thorough pre-surgical exam can help determine if robotic surgery is the best option for a specific patient.

How is robot-assisted surgery performed?

Robotic surgery uses many of the same techniques as laparoscopic surgery: Several small incisions are made to accommodate the robot and the surgical instruments, and a tiny camera transmits highly detailed 3-D images from inside the surgical site to a monitor where they can be viewed by the surgical team. The doctor uses a computer to guide the robot arm, which mimics the movements of the surgeon to complete the procedure with accuracy and precision. When the procedure is complete, the instruments are removed and the incisions are closed.

Accepted Insurance Providers

We accept insurance plans from the following providers, please contact our office to find out whether your specific plan is accepted.

Beech Street
Galaxy Healthcare PPO

Words from our patients

  • Healthgrades

    He was always professional and straightforward. I would recommend this doctor to anyone looking into the surgery. He is literally the best there is.

    Theresa S.
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Macintyre I really liked, no waiting, listens and is really concerned. I am really happy I found him."

    Keith J
  • Vitals

    "He has wonderful bedside manner and his staff is so friendly! I highly recommend Dr MacIntyre!!! "

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