What Is Robotic Surgery
Robotic surgery is a method to perform surgery using very small tools attached to a robotic arm. The surgeon controls the robotic arm with a computer or Console.
The Robotic surgery is the next frontier for minimally invasive surgery. With this addition, Intuitive Surgical can now offer a full range of da Vinci Systems optimized for highly complex, multi- quadrant surgery and simpler, single-quadrant surgery. Today, surgeons worldwide use the da Vinci Surgical System on patients diagnosed with many complex conditions such as: urological procedures, cancers of the prostate, cervix, uterus, lung, colon/rectum, as well as heart disease and fibroid tumours.da Vinci is minimally invasive and uses the latest in surgical and robotic technologies. da Vinci features a magnified 3D HD vision system and special instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. These features enable your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.
ADVANTAGES OF ROBOTIC SURGERY
- Highly precise surgery with better results
- Small incisions
- Lesser blood loss
- Significantly less pain and reduced use of pain medication
- Quicker healing time
- Reduced duration of hospital stay
- Faster return to work
All surgery presents risk, including da Vinci Surgery. Results, including cosmetic results, may vary. Serious complications may occur in any surgery, up to and including death. Examples of serious and life-threatening complications, which may require hospitalization, include injury to tissues or organs; bleeding; infection, and internal scarring that can cause long-lasting dysfunction or pain. Temporary pain or nerve injury has been linked to the inverted position often used during abdominal and pelvic surgery. Risks specific to minimally invasive surgery may include: a longer operative time; the need to convert the procedure to other surgical techniques; the need for additional or larger incision sites; a longer operation or longer time under anesthesia than your surgeon originally predicts.
Converting the procedure to open could mean a longer operative time, long time under anesthesia, and could lead to increased complications. Research suggests that there may be an increased risk of incision-site hernia with single-incision surgery. Patients, who bleed easily, have abnormal blood clotting, are pregnant or morbidly obese are typically not candidates for minimally invasive surgery, including da Vinci Surgery. Other surgical approaches are available. Patients should review the risks associated with all surgical approaches. They should talk to their doctors about their surgical experience and to decide if da Vinci is right for them.