- Robotic surgery, or robot assisted surgery, allows doctors to perform many types of complex procedures with more precision, flexibility and control than is possible with conventional techniques.
- It is usually associated with minimally invasive surgery – procedures performed through tiny incisions. It is also sometimes used in certain traditional open surgical procedures.
- The surgeon uses controls in the console to manipulate special surgical instruments that are smaller, as well as more flexible and maneuverable than the human hand. The robot replicates the surgeon’s hand movements, while minimizing child tremors.
Da Vinci Surgical System
- It is a robotic surgical system made by the American company Intuitive Surgical. It is designed to facilitate complex surgery using a minimally invasive approach and is controlled by surgeon from a console.
- The system is commonly used for prostatectomies, and increasingly for cardiac valve repair and gynecological surgical procedures.
- It enhances precision, flexibility and control during operation and allow doctors to better see the site, compared with traditional system.
- Robotic instrument has 360-degree rotation compared to the human hand which has only 270-degree rotation.
- 10 times magnified, high definition, 3D-image of the body’s intricate anatomy using key-hole techniques.
- Minimally invasive surgical operations further have following benefits
- Fewer complications such as surgical site invasions
- Less pain and blood loss
- Quicker recovery
- Smaller, less noticeable scars.