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Robotic Surgery

Robotic Surgery

Robotic surgery is a type of minimally invasive key hole via small openings made in the tummy.When performing surgery with the da Vinci, the world’s most advanced surgical robot, miniaturized instruments are mounted on four separate robotic arms whose movements are controlled by the surgeon sitting on a console in the operating room, allowing maximum range of motion and precision. A magnified high-definition 3-D camera, mounted on the robotic arm guides the surgeon during the procedure,giving him a better, more detailed 3-D view of the operating site than the human eye can provide. Every movement he makes with the master controls is replicated precisely by the robot.


  • Better vision: In the da Vinci system, as mentioned the surgeon is sitting and uses the 3-D images from a camera controlled by the surgeon as compared to 2D vision in laparoscopy.
  • Better Dexterity: Another difference is that laparoscopy uses hand-held and non-articulating instruments. The da Vinci system instruments can be flexible and they articulate – they can move like (or better than) human hand and finger joints.
  • Better precision :Another more subtle advantage built into the da Vinci system arms and instruments is the ability to filter the control exerted by the surgeon at the console.The result is a smooth, consistent and precise movement by the mechanical arms and instruments. That is one reason why some surgeons may prefer the da Vinci system for complex procedures that require very precise actions on very small targets.
Advantages of Robotic surgery over open surgery:
  • Shorter hospitalization
  • Reduced pain and discomfort
  • Faster recovery time and return to normal activities
  • Smaller incisions and minimal scars
  • Reduced blood loss and transfusions
  • Specific advantages in prostate cancer surgery Nerve Sparing Prostatectomy gives a better chance at maintaining their sexual function, thus avoiding long term impotency.  Bladder Neck Sparing techniques allows faster recovery of urinary control. 
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