Robotic Surgery Specialist

Michael Morris, MD. FRCS.

General Surgeon Serving the communities of Houston, TX

Minimally invasive robotic surgery techniques are revolutionizing the surgical field because they offer less downtime and better patient experiences than traditional surgery. With only a few small incisions, skilled surgeon Michael Morris, MD, at Surgical Associates can perform even complex procedures, including bladder repair and hysterectomy, using robotic assistance for ultimate precision. Book your consultation online or call the Humble, Texas, office today.

Robotic Surgery Q & A

What is minimally invasive robotic surgery?

Minimally invasive robotic surgery is a surgical technique in which Dr. Morris controls robotic arms to perform surgeries like gallbladder and stomach surgery. Dr. Morris makes only small incisions — around the size of a dime.

A tiny camera goes through one port (incision). The camera sends images to the control console monitor, where Dr. Morris views a 3D close-up of your surgical site.

Miniaturized surgical tools, held by the robotic arm, go through another port. Dr. Morris uses advanced controllers to direct all movements of the robotic arms as he performs your procedure.

What is the difference between laparoscopic and robotic surgery?

The main difference is that with laparoscopic surgery, Dr. Morris holds the surgical tools, and with robotic surgery, the robotic arms hold the tools. Dr. Morris is fully in control of the surgery in both cases.

Robotic surgery is sometimes the preferred method because the robotic arms have greater range-of-motion than human hands. Both methods are reliable and boast the same advantages over traditional surgery methods.

What are the advantages of minimally invasive robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery offers some major advantages, including:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Faster healing
  • Less bleeding
  • Less time in the hospital
  • Less pain
  • Quicker overall recovery

After robotic surgery, many patients are amazed at how smooth and easy the recovery process actually is. The easier recovery is mainly because robotic surgery causes considerably less trauma to the body than traditional surgery with large incisions.

How do I prepare for minimally invasive robotic surgery?

Dr. Morris gives you a specific preparation guide for minimally invasive robotic surgery. You have a preoperative appointment the day before your procedure. Bring your medication to this appointment.

Your preoperative visit with Dr. Morris is a great chance to ask questions about your surgery. The preoperative screening includes a limited physical, blood testing, and sometimes a chest X-ray and electrocardiogram.

Dr. Morris generally asks patients to eat a good lunch and dinner the day before surgery, and then liquids only for the remainder of the day. After midnight, no food or liquid until after surgery.

After surgery, you get paperwork containing detailed recovery guidelines to ensure a smooth and comfortable recovery.

Book your consultation for robotic surgery by calling Surgical Associates or scheduling online today.