In recent years, the field of surgical robotics has revolutionized the way doctors approach complex procedures, ushering in a new era of precision and innovation. With the advent of robotic surgery, medical experts have gained the ability to perform intricate surgeries with unparalleled accuracy while minimizing the invasiveness of the procedure. Robotic-assisted surgery is the most advanced form of a laparoscopic surgery. Through the utilization of computer-controlled and self-powered robots, surgeons are able to perform robotic surgery in many medical cases reducing the need of a traditional open surgery.
How is a Robotic Surgery performed?
Robotic Surgery involves the utilization of the cutting-edge da Vinci surgical system, which amalgamates machinery, computers, and electronics to deliver unparalleled surgical precision. It offers surgeons an intuitive tool for controlling surgical instruments. The surgeon works from the computer console in the operating room and has control over a number of precisely guided robotic arms that hold and move tiny devices required to make tiny incisions in the patient. The surgeon can see a magnified picture of the operating site through a small video camera that is mounted to a robotic arm. Through the computer console, the surgeon’s finger, hand, and wrist movements are seamlessly transmitted to the robotic arms, which are equipped with surgical instruments. This advanced communication system enables the precise execution of surgical maneuvers. With the ability to rotate a full 360 degrees, the robotic arms offer exceptional control, surpassing the level of precision achievable in standard laparoscopic surgeries. A team of dedicated surgeons continuously supervises the robot throughout the surgery. In addition to its surgical arms, the da Vinci unit features an imaging device and a console, where your doctor can view the surgical site on a special video screen and control the robotic arms.
Advantages of Robotic Surgery
Robotic surgery provides substantial benefits to both the patient and the surgeon. Here are some key advantages of a robotic surgery to note:
Benefits of robotic surgery for patients include:
- Reduced risk of infection due to smaller incisions
- Minimal scarring
- Reduced discomfort and pain
- Shorter hospitalization
- Reduced blood loss and transfusions
- Faster recovery time and return to routine activities
Benefits of robotic surgery for surgeons include:
- Greater surgical precision
- Increased proficiency
- Greater visualization
- Increased range of motion
- Easy access to hard-to-reach areas
Is Robotic Surgery right for you?
Robotic surgery isn’t an option for everyone. It is essential to talk to your doctor to understand the various benefits and risks of robotic surgery for your medical case and know how it compares with other options such as minimally invasive surgery(MIS) and conventional open surgery.
Robotic Surgery at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai
With the da Vinci Surgical System (Robot), surgeons are now able to offer a minimally-invasive option for complex surgical procedures as well. Robotic surgery, computer-assisted surgery, and robotically-assisted surgery are all terms used to describe the technological advancements that employ robotic systems to aid in surgical procedures. The primary objective behind the development of robotic surgery was to overcome the limitations of MIS and enhance the proficiency of surgeons performing open surgeries. Here are some common medical procedures performed using the da Vinci Surgical System:
- Uro-Oncology Procedures
- Urology Procedures
- Gynaecological and Gynaec-Oncological Procedures
- Head and Neck/ENT Procedures
- General Surgical/Thoracic Procedures
- Cardiac Surgeries
- Bariatrics (Obesity Surgery)
Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai started the Centre for Robotic Surgery in 2012 and within short span it completed more than 1800 surgeries. Till date over 3545 robotic surgeries have been successfully completed by the team. Please find below website link for further details: https://www.kokilabenhospital.com/departments/centresofexcellence/centrefor_roboticsurgery.html