During the past few years, robots have revolutionized surgical procedures and, in many instances, are proving to be an essential medical tool. This has led to more and more hospitals and surgical centres acquiring these machines. The advantages of robotic surgical systems to surgeons are numerous including superior dexterity, enhanced visual field, and easier reach to inaccessible places during surgery.
Robotic surgery also benefits patients: they experience shorter hospital stays, better clinical outcomes, greater surgical precision, and less pain. Robotic surgery requires smaller incisions to be made compared to conventional surgery with the happy outcome of reducing the risk of post-surgical infection.
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery
The Da Vinci Si Robotic Surgery System (the world’s most advanced surgical robot), is the first to gain FDA clearance in laparoscopic surgeries. It enables surgeons to perform minimally invasive procedures with high levels of precision, including cardiac, colorectal, gynaecology, thoracic, head and neck, urology, and general surgeries. It allows surgeons to perform complex operations using only a few tiny incisions as opposed to a large cut.
When doctors perform surgery on the Da Vinci Si, miniature instruments are mounted on three robotic arms, allowing the surgeon maximum range of movement and precision. The fourth arm contains a high-definition 3-D camera which helps to guide the surgeon during the surgery. The surgeon’s hand movements are converted into corresponding movements of instruments inside the patient’s body.
What Are the Advantages of Da Vinci Robotic Surgery?
- The precise Da Vinci technology minimises the possibilities of human