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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.
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 much more 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 much 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 more 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.
This depends on the type of operation. A lot of 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.
No. The surgeon is doing the entire procedure and is in control of all the instruments and the robotic arms at all times.
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.
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 more emergent/urgent operations easier for the surgeon.
Surgery can be scheduled within 2 weeks of a consultation.
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 tranined in minimally invasive surgery in residency. Once the Robotic Surgery platform was released he trained in learning Davinci Robotic Surgery and has completed over 150 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.
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Brittani is a native Texan and has lived in Austin for eight years. She is a highly motivated and accomplished individual who has served in many different roles in the medical field including: Office Management, Operational Experience, Practice Administration, Project Management, Leadership & Team Development, and Business Development.
Her passion is offering quality patient care that focuses on ensuring patient health and wellbeing, as well as maintaining a comfortable, organized environment. She has 13 years of experience in the medical field. Brittani is especially knowledgeable in insurance verification, precertification, and FMLA, which means she will be your advocate when it comes to dealing with insurance so that our patients can remain focused on their well-being and care provided by Dr. Burman.
Brittani is excited to be a part of the ATX Robotic Surgery team, alongside Dr. Burman.
“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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