Benefits of Robotic surgery
Robotic surgery have the following advantages:
- Less pain
- Less blood loss and less blood transfusion
- Less scarring
- Less risk of wound infection
- Reduced risk of complications
- Smaller incisions
- Shorter hospital stay
- Shorter recovery time
- Enhanced access
- Increased precision because of automation
- Computerized 3d visualization for the surgeon
How does the robotic surgical system work?
The current robotic surgical system consists of four components:
- A surgeon console is the area where the surgeon sits and controls the robotic instruments and camera with finger graspers and foot pedals.
- A robotic cart with four interactive arms that hold instruments through trocars attached to the patient.
- A vision cart with a camera that allows for a three-dimensional image of the surgical field using image synchronizers and illuminators.
- Wristed instruments that translate the mechanical movements of the surgeon’s hands into computer algorithms that direct the instrument’s movements within the patient.
To operate the robotic system, your surgeon will make tiny incisions in your body and insert miniaturized instruments and a high-definition three-dimensional camera. The surgeon then manipulates those instruments from a nearby console to perform the operation.
During a robotic-assisted procedure, your surgeon manipulates the instruments using master controls, and the instruments translate the surgeon's movements into precise movements inside your body. The surgical system responds to the direction provided by your surgeon the whole time.
Preparing for Robotic Surgery
- Preparation for robotic surgery is similar to that of any other minimally invasive surgery. The difference here is that robotic arms, rather than human hands, perform the surgery.
- A patient may be asked to avoid certain medications, depending on the condition to be treated.
- An MRI or CT scan may be performed to locate and evaluate the exact site of invasion; the reports of the scan will be fed into the robotic machine for greater precision.
Robotic Surgery: What to Expect
During a robotic-assisted surgery, the surgeon "directs" the procedure from a nearby location rather than standing over you as in a traditional surgery. The following are the general steps for a robotic-assisted surgery while each surgery is different:
- Your surgeon makes small (one to two centimeter-long) incisions in the surgical portion of your body.
- Then the surgeon inserts a miniature robotic instruments and a powerful camera into the body.
- Your surgeon will then direct the procedure from a nearby console (a large computer). The area of operation can be seen with high magnification and excellent resolution at the console.
- Your surgeon operates the controls while sitting at the console.
- The instruments react to these movements and translate them into precise, real-time movements inside the body.
- Robotic devices, which have greater range of motion and dexterity than humans, enable your surgeon to perform delicate surgeries in difficult-to-reach areas.
What are the conditions which can be treated with robotic surgery?
Many types of surgeries have been successfully performed using Robotic-assisted surgery. These include:
- Head and neck surgery
- Orthopedic surgery
- General surgery
- Gynecologic surgery
- Heart surgery
- Colorectal surgery
- Thoracic surgery
- Urologic surgery
Robotic Surgery Care at Medicover
Medicover hospital is one of the best hospitals in the field of robotic surgery. We offer robotic surgery as it results in faster recovery, less pain and shorter hospital stay. Our doctors schedule proper treatment plans after making a complete evaluation. You can count on the ability and expertise of the surgeons at Medicover Hospital to get the best possible treatment for your condition.