Robotic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery. “Minimally invasive” means that instead of operating on patients through large incisions, miniaturized surgical instruments that fit through a series of quarter-inch incisions are used to perform surgery..
When performing surgery with the surgical robot, these miniaturized instruments are mounted on three separate robotic arms, allowing the surgeon maximum range of motion and precision. The robot’s fourth arm contains a magnified high-definition 3-D camera that guides the surgeon during the procedure.
The System allows the surgeon’s hand movements to be scaled, filtered and
translated into precise movements of micro-instruments within the operative site.
Patients can choose between Robotic surgery and Laparoscopic surgery, by discussion with Doctor.
The advantage of Robotic surgery is that surgeon has better control in a minimally invasive environment due to 3D view of the operating site.
As minimally invasive procedures are performed through very small incisions, patients may experience a number of benefits compared to open surgery, including:
- Less trauma on the body
- Minimal scarring
- Faster recovery time
- Lesser pain
However, every surgery has its risks and these risks and benefits may vary from patient to patient.
We discuss risks in detail with our patients and the patients can ask any questions, so they can make an informed choice.
For general risks associated with minimally invasive surgery, please click here and scroll down to Risks of Laparoscopic Surgery.