Robotic Surgery

Shey Ditto, DO -  - General, Bariatric, and Cosmetic Surgeon

Ditto Surgical

Shey Ditto, DO

General, Bariatric, and Cosmetic Surgeon located in Austin, TX & Lakeway, TX

It’s normal to feel anxious and nervous before surgery. To reduce your risk and improve your recovery time, experienced surgeon Dr. Shey Ditto at Ditto Surgical in Austin, Texas, uses the most advanced surgical tools and techniques to perform your procedure, including robotic surgery. Dr. Ditto uses this innovative, minimally invasive surgical procedure to perform many common surgeries, such as hernia repair and removal of your gallbladder. To learn more about robotic surgery, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Robotic Surgery Q & A

What is robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical technique that uses miniaturized surgical instruments attached to robotic arms to perform your procedure. Dr. Ditto controls the surgical tools from a particular console equipped with a 3D camera that enhances his visualization during the procedure. With robotic surgery, Dr. Ditto can perform many common procedures using very small, precise incisions.

During your procedure, Dr. Ditto uses the console panel to control the surgical instruments and camera. Every movement Dr. Ditto makes is mimicked by the robotic arm. To minimize scarring and improve surgical precision, Dr. Ditto can adjust the scale of his movements to match your surgical needs. Additionally, the console is designed so that Dr. Ditto’s hands and eyes are in perfect alignment, which minimizes his fatigue and improves your outcome. 

To ensure your comfort during your robotic surgery, Dr. Ditto performs robotic surgery while you’re under anesthesia. 

What procedures can be conducted using robotic surgery?

Dr. Ditto uses the robotic surgical tool to perform many general surgical procedures. Some of the most common include:


  • Abdominal hernia repairs
  • Inguinal hernia repairs
  • Colon surgery
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Abdomen surgery
  • Bowel surgery
  • Appendix surgery
  • Gastrectomy
  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass


Compared to outcomes from traditional open surgery, robotic surgery can result in less trauma to your body, fewer scars, and a faster recovery. It can also reduce your risk of infection. 

Am I a good candidate for robotic surgery?

Dr. Ditto performs an assessment of whether you are a good candidate for robotic surgery during your consultation. Though he prefers the advanced minimally invasive method, robotic surgery isn’t possible for every patient. Dr. Ditto takes into consideration your surgical needs, as well as your medical and surgical history when deciding how he’s going to perform your procedure.

Like you, Dr. Ditto wants the best post-operative outcomes for you. He will discuss with you your surgical and non-surgical options, as well as whether you are a good candidate for robotic surgery, and make recommendations based upon his personal consultation.

Robotic surgery offers many advantages to both you and Dr. Ditto. To learn more about the advanced procedure and if it’s a surgical option for you, call Ditto Surgical, or book an appointment online.