Robotic Surgery is a leading edge technology that is used in several specialities to carry out the surgical procedures with proven superior patient outcomes. With the Da Vinci System, the surgeons operate through a few incisions by utilizing a high resolution 3D vision system. It features small wristed instruments that bend and rotates greater than the human hand providing a superior precision and control to the surgeon. Today, surgeons are using Da Vinci Surgical System on patients who are diagnosed with several complex conditions like urological procedures, cancers of cervix, prostate, lung, uterus, colon/rectum as well as heart disease and fibroid tumors.
As it uses a high resolution 3D vision system, it allows the surgeons to view anatomical structures in natural colours. It provides a natural hand-eye positioning coordination plus the built in microphone facilitates efficient communication in operation theatre.
Da Vinci Surgery is primarily used in:
- Urologic Surgery- Robotic kidney transplantation, Female Urinary Incontinence and bladder-surgery.
- Cardiac surgery
- General Surgery
- Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
- Colorectal Surgery
- Gynaecological surgery
- Thoracic Surgery
How does Robotic Surgery Works
Robotic Surgery uses robotic systems to aid surgical procedures. During an operative procedure, the surgeon sits at a control console and observes the operative field through a video monitor and manually controls the robotic arms which replicate hand movement of surgeon. This procedure makes tiny and keyhole incisions through which a camera and surgical instruments are placed. The precision is ideal for use in complex surgeries because it would allow surgeons to avoid nerves and organs. These small incisions allow the patient to resume his normal activities. In addition, there is less blood loss which helps the patients to regain strength and stamina over a period of time.
Benefits of Robotic Surgery
- Small incisions
- Less blood loss
- Significantly less pain and reduced use of pain medication
- Quicker healing time
- Reduced hospital stay
- Quick return to work
Are there any risks Involved?
All surgeries have a certain degree of complication associated with them though cosmetic results may vary. The serious and life threatening risks that may require hospitalization could be injury to tissues or organs, bleeding, infection and internal scarring that can cause long lasting dysfunction or pain. Though risks associated with minimally invasive surgery may include: a longer operative time, the need to convert procedure to other surgical techniques, the need for additional or larger incision sites.