Robotic surgery is just one of my many specialties here at Anna Toker, MD in Mansfield,
Texas. This procedure is a minimally invasive robotic resectioning of benign or
malignant colon diseases. Furthermore, it lessens painful reactions and complications,
shortens hospital stays, and speeds up recovery.
Through robotic surgery, I helped USMD Arlington Hospital become one of the Top 10%
Hospitals for Colorectal Surgery Length of Stay. Now, I bring these skills to Methodist
Mansfield Medical Center, Charlton Methodist Hospital, and Midlothian Methodist Medical Center
Most patients undergoing robotic colon surgery are in the hospital 2-4 days. If we are worried about your mobility after surgery, we can coordinate home health to visit after surgery to track your progress.
Pain management after surgery will avoid narcotic medications as studies have shown that narcotics worsen outcomes. But, we want to make sure your pain is managable, so we suggest the following:
1) Prescriptions will be written for a muscle relaxant (Cyclobenzaprine), an anti-inflammatory(ketorolac or celecoxib (unless contraindicated)), and a medication for neuropathy nerve pain (Gabapentin) which has been shown to augment the effect of the other medications.
2) over the counter medication, tylenol, can be used as directed on the bottle
3) holistic and herbal supplements can be used as well including-
There is an exciting new technology to consider for pain, stress, immunity/blood flow and sleep that does not involve medication and that does not need a prescription. It is called Superpatch and it uses a tactile code on the skin to neutralize certain neurologic communication controlling pain, your stress response, and even sleeplessness. These 4 issues after surgery can be the difference between healing and struggling after an operation. It can be used on anyone at any age and does not interact with medication. It is safe for any age group and even in pregnancy. If you hate pills, these unmedicated technology pathches are an amazing solution. This can not replace proper nutrition, but is designed to replace medications.