Himansh Khanna, MD, FACS
Urologist located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY
As one of New York City's top urologists, Dr. Khanna is skilled in the use of robotic surgery techniques in both standard and complex surgical procedures so patients from Queens, Brooklyn and throughout the New York City metro region can experience a lower risk of complications and a speedier recovery.
Robotic Surgery Q&A
What is robotic surgery?
Robotic surgery is surgery that is completed with the assistance of a robotic device; it is not performed exclusively with a robot, but with a robot that is controlled by a surgeon. Surgical robots use highly-sophisticated computer software and high-definition cameras to enable surgeons to perform complex surgeries with superior precision and control for better outcomes compared to traditional surgical approaches with large incisions.
How are surgical robots used in urology surgery?
Robotic surgery has many applications in urology, particularly for urinary tract disorders and obstructions and kidney disorders, and for the treatment of prostate, bladder and kidney cancers. One of the most common robot-assisted urological procedures is prostatectomy, removal of the prostate gland when cancer is present.
What benefits does robotic surgery offer?
Robotic surgery offers far greater precision compared to many standard or “traditional” techniques, enabling doctors like Dr. Khanna to perform many types of complex surgical treatments with a greater degree of accuracy and a lower risk of complications. The robotic equipment also affords greater dexterity and better visualization since camera images can be magnified on the monitor. Robotic surgery may enable patients to have shorter hospital stays, less scarring, less blood loss, less discomfort and a lower risk of infection, as well as faster recovery and faster return to normal activities.
Will robotic surgery be used in my treatment?
While robotic surgery can be used in many types of procedures, it's not always the ideal choice for every patient. The type of surgery you'll have, if indeed you need surgery, will depend on your medical condition, your overall health and other factors. Dr. Khanna will be able to advise you about whether or not robotic surgery could be a good choice for you after your complete evaluation and examination.
Major Insurance Providers Accepted
We accept most major insurance providers. If you have any questions, please call our office and we will be happy to assist you!
Words from our patients
"Dr. Khanna was really helpful. He was knowledgeable and professional. He also took time to listen and then answer. It was a very helpful second opinion."
"I highly recommend Dr. Khanna since my kidney stone procedure. He's professional, knowledgeable, and approachable."
"I finally found a doctor willing to take the time to explain the problem and treatment. He communicated effectively, was very professional, and considerate."