Robotic Urologic Surgery
Robotic surgery is a minimally invasive surgery that is performed by your surgeon with the help of robotic arms that hold and manipulate the surgical instruments.
Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System
The da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System is a widely employed robotic system used to perform surgical procedures. The system offers a minimally invasive alternative to traditional open and laparoscopic surgery. Most of the complex surgical procedures may be performed with the da Vinci® system.
The da Vinci® surgical system consists of a surgeon’s console, a patient-side cart with four interactive robotic arms, a high-performance vision system (3D camera) and miniaturised EndoWrist surgical instruments.
While performing the surgical procedure, your surgeon will be seated at the da Vinci® console and is able to view a magnified, high-resolution 3D image of the area to be operated. To access the surgical site, your surgeon introduces miniaturised EndoWrist instruments through tiny incisions. These instruments help your surgeon perform the procedure with precision and control. Your surgeon uses master controls that function similar to forceps and in turn the robotic arms respond by immediate translation of the surgeon’s directions into precise movements of the surgical instruments.
Robotic systems are becoming increasingly popular in the medical fraternity owing to the unique advantages including their precision and safety. The da Vinci® robotic system offers several advantages over the traditional open surgery including less pain, lower risk of infection, fewer complications, less scarring, less blood loss, shorter hospital stay and faster recovery.
The da Vinci® robotic system is considered safe and effective but may not be appropriate for everyone. It is contraindicated in patients with bleeding disorders, history of previous surgery, pregnancy and cardiopulmonary diseases. Always discuss with your doctor about the treatment options suitable for you, as well as its benefits and risks.