What is robotic surgery?
Robotic surgery refers to procedures that are minimally invasive and performed with the use of advanced surgical robots. During these types of procedures, your surgeon will make tiny incisions at the site of surgery, through which small surgical instruments are inserted. Robotic surgery, also known as robot-assisted surgery, allows doctors to conduct a wide range of complex procedures with greater precision, flexibility, and control than traditional approaches allow. It's also employed in some conventional open surgical procedures on occasion.
How does it work?
With the use of a surgical system known as the da Vinci robot, the procedure can be conducted with an extremely high level of precision. Tiny surgical tools and a high-definition camera are mounted onto the machine's robotic arms. The camera allows your surgeon to see the inside of the body in detail, while the tiny instruments can bend and rotate much more than the human hand, allowing for complete accuracy.
Your surgeon will control the surgical instruments and the camera during the procedure while looking at a high-definition monitor. The machine works by translating the surgeon's hand movements into precise movements of the surgical tools. Because of the advanced nature of this technology, the surgeon can view the inside of the body in HD 3D detail.
What are the benefits?
Because robotic surgery is minimally invasive, patients experience minimal scarring and generally have a much quicker recovery time. There is also usually less pain, a greatly reduced risk of infection, and significantly less blood loss. The technique generally has improved oncological and functional (urine continence and sexual function) outcomes. Compared to traditional methods, surgeons who utilise the robotic surgery system enhance precision, flexibility, and control throughout the operation and allow them to see the spot better. Surgeons can execute delicate and intricate treatments that would be difficult or impossible with typical methods using robotic surgery.