Robotic Urological Procedure
Robotic surgery, that use robotic systems to aid in surgical procedures. Robotically-assisted surgery was developed to overcome both the limitations of minimally invasive surgery or to enhance the capabilities of surgeons performing open surgery. Robotics is the latest addition to the armamentarium of surgeons. It is a quantum jump in the way surgical procedures are carried out with proved superior patient outcomes. Robotic Surgery has played a vital role in the fields of Urology where difficult ablative and reconstructive procedures were done at a greater ease, more precision and superb vision to achieve better results Robotic surgery refers to computer-assisted surgery, and robotically-assisted surgery are terms for technological development that uses robotic systems to aid in Surgical Procedures. Robotically-assisted surgery was developed to overcome both the limitations of minimally invasive surgery as well as enhance the capabilities of surgeons performing open surgery.
In the case of robotically assisted minimally invasive surgery, instead of directly moving the instruments, the surgeon the case of robotically assisted minimally invasive surgery, instead of directly moving the instruments, the surgeon uses a pair of joysticks on the master console to control them. Master console allows the surgeon to perform the normal movements associated with the surgery using joystick whilst the robotic arms carry out those movements using end-effectors and manipulators to perform the actual surgery on the patient. With robotic surgery, surgeons can offer state-of-the-art treatment that are equal or better than the conventional surgery –and with the potential benefits of a minimally invasive procedure.
Advantages Of Robotic Surgery
- Highly Precise
- Small incisions
- Much less blood loss
- Significantly Less pain and Reduced use of pain medication
- Quicker healing time
- Reduced duration of hospital Stay
- Faster return to Work
- Better results
Robotic surgery in plain terms
When people first hear the term robotic surgery it is hard not to imagine a robot plucked straight from a science fiction movie standing over a patient in an operating room. While this may be a common site several decades from now, the type of robotic surgery that is performed today is not quite as fanciful—yet it is still very impressive. Robotic surgery may be more accurately described as robot-assisted surgery and even then, the term is perhaps applied too liberally. Robotic surgery is a form of minimally invasive surgery in which surgeons guide mechanized tools and robotic arms to perform surgical procedures. The term is slightly misleading since most people think of robots as autonomous meaning that robots "think" according to a programmed set of rules. In reality, the robotic surgery of today is not quite so complex. A surgeon guides the actions of the robot at all times.