It is a breakthrough in surgical technology and is a new category of minimally invasive surgery alternative to both open surgery and laparoscopy for complex surgical procedures and allows doctors to perform many types of delicate and complex procedures with more precision, flexibility and control than is possible with conventional techniques. Having the benefits of a definitive treatment but with the potential for significantly less pain, a shorter hospital stay, faster return to normal daily activities - as well as the potential for better clinical outcomes. It applies to:
Gastroenterology and HepatologyRobotic surgery may be used for a number of different procedures, including: eg Gallbladder removal.
Cutting away cancer tissue from sensitive parts of the body such as blood vessels, nerves, or important body organs.
Surgeons who use the robotic system find that for many procedures it enhances precision, flexibility and control during the operation and allows them to better see the site, compared with traditional techniques. Using robotic surgery, surgeons can perform complex procedures that may have been difficult or impossible with other methods.
Robotic surgical system includes a camera arm and mechanical arms with surgical instruments attached to them. The benefits of minimally invasive surgery include:
Fewer complications, such as surgical site infection.