Robotic-Assisted Surgery – An Overview
Robotic-assisted surgery, or robotic surgery, is a highly-advanced and modern surgical technique system that uses a sophisticated system of computer-aided surgical limbs controlled by the surgeon using an advanced controlling panel.
This technique of surgery allows performing complex procedures with better precision, control and flexibility than that provided by conventional surgical methods. This is a modern minimally invasive surgical procedure and requires very small (keyhole) incisions for the surgery. It can also be used to perform a part of a traditional surgery as well.
Robotic-Assisted Surgery features
A robotic-assisted surgery allows for enhanced and better surgical procedures to be performed using minimally invasive methods that are more advantageous than even the conventional less invasive surgical methods.
In this type of sophisticated surgery, the surgeon will control the robotic limbs using either a ‘direct tele-manipulator’ – a remote control panel that allows the surgeon to perform the required maneuvers needed for the particular surgery being performed while the robotic arms imitate these movements at the surgical site with more precision and accuracy, or the surgeon might uses a robotic system that uses a computer in order to control the robotic arms and its end-parts, this can allow the surgeon to perform the surgery from a remote location as well.
Advantages of Robotic-Assisted Surgery
The main advantages of using robotic-assisted surgery over traditional surgical methods is that this surgical technique allows for better precision, control and enhanced flexibility during the surgery. This surgical technique allows the surgeon to view the surgical site in a detailed and better view. This technique even allows performing certain rare and delicate surgical procedures that were not possible with traditional surgical techniques until recently.
As the robotic surgery is a minimally invasive type of surgery, it has added advantage of being:
- Less complications
- Less pain
- Quicker recovery
- Smaller scars
Uses of Robotic-Assisted Surgery
The advanced and precisely controlled nature of the robotic-assisted surgery technique allows surgeons now to perform previously impossible (or dangerous) surgical operations with more success and less drawbacks. This sophisticated surgery technique is now used in performing all kinds of surgical procedures, such as:
General surgery – Surgeons have been using the robotic-assisted surgery technique to perform a large variety of general surgeries such as liver resection for liver transplant as well as other numerous complex general surgery methods.
Cardiothoracic Surgery – The robotic-assisted surgery system is used to perform various cardiothoracic surgeries, such as robotic-assisted MIDCAB and Endoscopic Coronary Artery Bypass (TECAB) procedures. The surgeons have also performed numerous mitral valve replacements as well. There are wide reports of this sophisticated surgical technique being used to perform CABG (coronary artery bypass graft), esophagectomy, lung resection, mitral valve replacement, tumor removal along with ‘re-vascularization’ and coronary stenting procedures as well.
Colorectal Surgery – The results of using a robotic-assisted surgical technique over the conventional surgical technique are almost the same but is found to be relatively safer. Most colorectal surgery procedure performed using robotic-assisted surgery involves malignant colon and rectal lesions as well as other colorectal disorders and diseases.
Gastrointestinal Surgery – The advanced robotic-assisted surgery has been used to perform various gastrointestinal surgeries such as gastrectomy and bariatric surgeries. This ultra-modern surgical technique is used to perform other successful gastrointestinal procedures such as colon resection, esophagectomy, pancreatectomy, etc.
Gynecology – Although gynecological surgery using robotic-assisted surgical methods takes a comparatively longer duration of time, it is known to have a remarkably less recovery time required after the surgery, such as a hysterectomy. This surgical technique is now widely used to perform several gynecological treatments such as a hysterectomy, lymph node biopsy as well as myomectomy.
Neurosurgery – The highly-advanced robotic-assisted surgery technique are widely used in performing a number of neurological surgical procedures, especially in performing stereotactic brain surgeries.
Orthopedic Surgery – The robotic-assisted surgery technique are used in their various forms in performing various major orthopedic surgeries such as joint replacement, total knee replacement, total joint replacement as well as anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery.
Pediatric Surgery – The robotic-assisted surgical technique is widely-used in performing several pediatric surgeries such as tracheoesophageal fistula repair, Morgagni’s hernia repair, cholecystectomy, Nissen fundoplication, congenital diaphragmatic hernia repair and other such treatment surgeries.
Radiosurgery – The advanced features of a robotic-assisted surgical system allows for superior guidance technique which is highly advantageous for delivering radiation dose to a tumor situated almost anywhere on the body using better precision and accuracy in targeting the tumor (cancerous) cells.
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