Robotic Surgery is a minimally invasive approach to surgical procedures. The Surgeon places “trocars” or small ports into the abdominal cavity. The robot is then docked to the trocars. Currently we use the Davinci Robotic surgery platform by Intuitive surgical. Special instruments are then placed through the trocars and the surgeon controls the Robotic assisted instruments from a separate console. The surgeon is doing all the work in controlling the Robot arms.
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This depends on the type of operation. Many operations are done as outpatient procedures and patients can be discharged the day of surgery. Some operations require 1-3 days in the hospital. Robotic surgery outcomes and data have shown that patients recover faster, with less time in the hospital and less use of pain medication and narcotics.
Robotic Surgery is different in several ways.
First, the Camera used in Robotic surgery is a High definition 4K - 3D Camera. This enables the surgeon to have a precise and clear view of the operating field. The surgeon is also in control of the camera at all times. In traditional laparoscopic surgery an assistant holds the camera and runs it for the surgeon.
Second, the instruments used by the surgeon can move and maneuver in a more precise manner than even the human hand. The instruments can turn and rotate in ways our hands and laparoscopic instruments cannot.
Lastly, given the improvement in visualization and instrumentation we can do difficult and complex cases that were not as feasible laparoscopically. These can be done safer and faster leading to improved recovery time and less use of pain medication and return to work faster.
Surgery can be scheduled within 2 weeks of a consultation.
Yes. We use robotic surgery when on call and when emergent or urgent surgery is needed. Again, the improvement in visualization and instrumentation helps make emergent/urgent operations easier for the surgeon.
We offer Robotic surgery at all the major hospitals in Austin. St Davids SAMC, St Davids NAMC, St Davids Medical center, St Davids Surgical Hospital and Seton hospitals.
No. The surgeon is doing the entire procedure and is in control of all the instruments and the robotic arms at all times.
B.S. Penn State University | D.O. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Dr. Sudeep Dustin Burman grew up in Austin, Texas. He graduated from Westlake High School.
He then attended College at the Pennsylvania State University in State College, PA. From there he entered Medical School at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Earning a D.O. Degree.
During his time in Medical School Dr. Burman loved Human Anatomy and the hands on approach to patient care. This inspired him to pursue a career in General and Trauma surgery. He completed a General Surgery residency in Fort Worth, TX and served as Chief Resident in his 5th year. For 6 years Dr. Burman worked as a trauma and acute care surgeon. This involved taking care of the very sick and injured patients who require emergent operations.
Dr. Burman was trained in minimally invasive surgery in residency. Once the Robotic Surgery platform was released he trained in learning Davinci Robotic Surgery and has completed over 500 advanced Davinci operations. He has attended many advanced robotic surgical courses and operates on the Davinci robotic platform daily at all the hospitals throughout Austin.
Dr. Burman is board certified in General surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
When Dr. Burman is not operating or taking care of patients he likes to Run outside, spend time on the lake and find great new restaurants to enjoy with his family.
Credentials, certifications and memberships:
Bachelors in Science - Pennsylvania State University
Certificate in Biomedical Sciences - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Doctor of Osteopathy - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
General Surgery Residency - Medical City Forth Worth
Board Certified General Surgeon
Surgical Privileges at all Seton and St Davids Hospitals in Austin
Full Instructor Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
Fellow American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S)
Faculty teaching attending at St David SAMC General surgery residency program
Certified In Advanced Davinci Robotic Surgery
Member American College of Surgeons
Member American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
Member Texas Medical Association
After receiving his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Ditto went on to work as a Registered Nurse in the emergency rooms of several Level 1 Trauma Centers including Baylor University Medical Center, Lutheran General Hospital, and Parkland Hospital.
He later earned his master’s degree with a focus on clinical research from Rosalind Franklin University in Chicago and went on to complete his medical studies at DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine at Lincoln Memorial University, where he graduated fifth in his class.
Dr. Ditto served as co-chief during the fourth and fifth years of his residency in Fort Worth, Texas, and then completed a cosmetic surgery fellowship with a focus on bariatric surgery in Arlington, Texas.
Dr. Ditto is married to his beautiful wife Connie Ditto and has two sons, Thomas and Henry. In his spare time, he enjoys snow sports, water sports, running, and rooting on the University of Texas Longhorns.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing cum laude - University of Texas at Austin
Master of Science, Biomedical Sciences with a focus in Clinical Research - Rosalind Franklin University
Doctor of Osteopathy, summa cum laude, DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine at Lincoln Memorial University
General Surgery Residency - Medical City Fort Worth, Chief Resident 4th and 5th years
Fellowship Cosmetic Surgery
Board Certified General Surgery
Faculty teaching attending, General Surgery Residency at South Austin Medical Center
“Robotic surgery has truly changed the landscape of what we can do as surgeons to take care of our patients with the highest level of precision. We have an enhanced visualization which makes our dissections even more precise and with less blood loss. The ability of the instruments to maneuver and function is superior to what we can even do with our bare hands. I love being able to help my patients with the best technology and tools so they can return to work and enjoying their life as soon as possible after surgery.”
— Dr. Burman
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Dr. Sudeep Burman is the best! My son had an emergency surgery and my son is at his best! Truly recommend your in great hands! The staff is amazing and very nice We felt very welcomed. 0
DR BURMAN WAS AWESOME GE TOOK OF ME AND THE STAFF WAS WONDERFUL. HE HELPED ME IM IN NO MORE PAIN. 3
I had my follow-up appointment with Dr. Burman. Desk staff were friendly and informative. I had a very short wait and was able to see Dr. Burman quickly. He's a wonderful surgeon!!! If you want prompt and courteous service and feel like your time is important I highly recommend ATX Robotic Surgery. 5
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