Blogs | 31 January 2023
Why Robotic Surgeries are Better than Others?
Robotic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery that uses a robot-controlled system to perform the procedure.
The surgeon operates the robot, which in turn carries out the surgical tasks with greater precision and flexibility than traditional surgical methods.
The goal is to provide patients with a less invasive option for surgery that results in fewer complications, faster recovery times, and improved outcomes.
Robotic surgery is considered superior to laparoscopy because of the following features:
- Improved Precision:
The robot-controlled system allows for finer movements and greater control, leading to more precise cuts and reduced risk of injury to surrounding tissues.
The robotic system also has tremor filtration ensuring that even within confined cavities like the pelvis or the thorax, the movements are extremely precise and this makes robotic surgery safer than laparoscopic surgery.
- Increased Dexterity:
The robotic instruments afford 7 degrees of freedom. What this means is that the robot’s arms can move in ways that a human hand cannot, making it possible to mimic every possible movement of the surgeons hands (in the console) within the patient’s body and access hard-to-reach areas and perform complex procedures.
- Enhanced Visualization:
The high-definition 3D camera and magnification (10x magnification, which is much more than the 2.5x magnification of standard laparoscopy) provide a clear view of the surgical site, making it easier for the surgeon to see what they’re doing.
- Reduced Fatigue:
The surgeon operates the robot while seated at a console, which reduces the physical strain associated with traditional laparoscopic surgery. This means lesser human errors and lesser risk of complications, making the surgery safer for the patient.
- Shorter Hospital Stays:
Several studies have uniformly shown that patients who undergo robotic surgery often experience faster recoveries and shorter hospital stays compared to those who undergo traditional laparoscopic surgery.
At Specialty Surgical Oncology Hospital and Research Centre, we are extremely proud to announce the installation of the new Robotic system that will help us serve our patients better.
More importantly, we are offering this service at a highly subsidised cost without any compromise on the quality of the treatment as a commitment to precise, organ specific and affordable cancer care, which is the ethos of our organisation.
The following are some common cancer surgeries that are performed using the robotic system:
- Prostatectomy (prostate removal)
- Gastrointestinal surgery (esophageal, gastric, colorectal)
- Gynecologic surgery (uterine, cervical, ovarian)
- Thoracic surgery (lung, thymus)
- Head and neck surgery (thyroid, parathyroid)
- Bladder surgery
- Hernia repair
- Liver resection
- Pancreatic surgery
Note: Not all cancers can be treated with robotic surgery, and the suitability of robotic surgery for a particular patient depends on the patient’s individual presentation and the surgeon’s skill and experience with the technology.