What is Robotic Surgery?
Robotic Surgery has been on the rise lately as a revolutionary tool in the field of medicine and surgeries. Its use has become the norm in many countries around the world. The term “Robotic Surgery” mainly refers to the case where surgeries are performed with the assistance of robotic systems allowing surgeons to perform complex operations through very miniature incisions and resulting in better outcome and enhanced patient recovery
The first Robotic Surgery System to be adopted as a pioneer concept in the field of medicine was the “da Vinci Surgical System”. This system, which was approved by the FDA in 2000, has become a significant method to perform delicate procedures which might have been difficult to carry out using traditional methods.
How does the da Vinci Surgical System operate?
The system uses interactive robotic arms to complement the surgeon’s hand movement in order to perform specific tasks during an operation. Through few small incisions and a 3D high definition vision system, the surgeon is able to perform complex surgical procedures in a more effective and efficient way.
How does the da Vinci Surgical System benefit both patient and surgeon?
Surgeons benefits from a swift, precise, and easy-to-use console featuring a 3D high definition view of the inner body organs. The console mimics the surgeon’s hand movement is very high precision and accuracy and controls the whole instrument. A patient-side cart also provides assistance through three or four robotic arms which are directly controlled by the surgeon. These arms are equipped with a huge range of movement capabilities that allow the surgeon to perform meticulous gestures intricately and accurately. In addition, the vision system provides real-time streaming of the actual process inside the human body, which in turn offers a surgeon and his team a higher level of proficiency during any operation.
As for the patients, this system offers them many benefits including significantly less pain, less blood loss, less scarring, shorter recovery time, among many others.