Specializes in: General Surgery, Robotic Surgery
Certification: Board Certified, General Surgery
Education: University of North Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
William Hinojosa, DO, is a board certified general surgeon. He attended medical school at the University of North Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has also served in the United States Air Force, where he earned a Meritorious Service Medal. Dr. Hinojosa said his patients can expect him to actively listen to their issues and trust that he will care for them as if they are his family with transparent and clear communication.
His special interests include:
- Robotic surgery (Da Vinci Xi)
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Hernia Surgery
- Gallbladder surgery
- Acid reflux surgery
- Hiatal hernia surgery
- Adrenal/spleen surgery
- Pilonidal surgery
In his free time, Dr. Hinojosa enjoys spending time with his family, exercising, and playing golf.
Frequently asked questions about Robotic Surgery
What is robotic surgery?
Robotic surgery is an advanced form of laparoscopy, or minimally invasive surgery. Using small incisions, robotic technology takes minimally invasive surgery to the next level with 3D HD enhance vision, superior dexterity and enhance flexibility. The most common robotic surgical system utilizes a camera arm and mechanical arms with tiny surgical instruments attached. The surgeon sits at a console near the operating table to control the instruments to perform the operation. The robot does not act on it’s own. The surgeon is always 100% in control of the robotic-assisted system.
What are the benefits of robotic surgery?
- For Patients
- Small Incisions
- Less pain and faster recovery
- Less time in the hospital
- Less risk of infection and bleeding
- Less scarring
- More precise surgery
- For Surgeons
- High-definition, magnified, 3D camera gives surgeons a superior view of the operating area
- Enhanced dexterity of surgical instruments provides a range of motion that exceeds the human hand
- Improved flexibility allows access to hard to reach areas, which means more conditions can be treated with minimally invasive surgery
Is robotic surgery safe?
While Intuitive Surgical Inc. has been innovating technology in the robotic surgery field for approximately 25 years, the technology has been refined tremendously in that time and it is still a relatively new and cutting-edge component of the surgical landscape. Over the past two decades, hundreds of studies have been published on the use of the robot demonstrating improved surgical outcomes when compared to open surgery.
Is robotic surgery right for me?
Robotic surgery isn’t an option for everyone. Patients should talk with their doctor about the benefits and risks of robotic surgery and decided together if robotic surgery is right for them.