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The surgical field has witnessed a lot of advancement. Introduction of surgical robots have brought in a massive transformation in the way doctors conduct surgery. The results are amazing. Patients are recovery faster. There are many robotic surgery advantagesover the traditional procedure.
Why Robotic Surgery?
The modern procedure allows surgeons to operate accurately even during complex procedures. For instance, a cardiothoracic surgery can be performed without any complications using this method. The best part is that this surgery will require only tiny incisions.
Robotic surgery involves 3-4 robotic arms that are inserted into the patient using very tiny incisions. One of these arms has a camera attached on the end. The other arms function as surgeon’s hands. The fourth arm may be used by the surgeon to remove any blockage.
A console is used by surgeon to control the arms. Robotic-assisted surgery has made it possible for surgeons to perform certain procedures in a minimally invasive way. These procedures would otherwise require a major open surgery. It is good for patients as a minimally invasive surgery has fewer complications (if any).
Here are some of the major robotic surgery advantages over conventional surgical procedures:
Surgeons do not require using hands to access patient’s body. This makes incisions smaller than needed for a conventional surgery. Tremors of surgeon can filtered out by robotic arms which reduce all chances of unintended punctures/nicks that may lead to bleeding and infections.
Robotic surgery can make for the best option for a procedure involving hard to reach areas of patient’s body. Such areas may surrounded by blood vessels and other vital organs. This makes surgery very risky. A surgery on these areas requires a larger incision. This is crucial to allow surgeon ample room for the surgeon to see the area to worked upon.
Less Pain and Blood Loss
With robotic surgery, there is less risk of infection and blood loss. This is possible because the surgeon makes tiny incisions as compared to large ones (while performing traditional surgery). Hence, there is lower risk of infection or blood loss.
Quicker Better Recovery
Since robotic surgery is a minimally invasive procedure, your body will take less time to recover as compared to with traditional surgery. Although the exact healing time may differ from one individual to another, medical condition, age, and specific circumstances, most people who had undergone robotic surgery have shown better and quicker recovery. They were also able to resume normal activities and job within several weeks after robotic assisted surgery.
Saves Time and Money
Since this surgical procedure has shorter recovery time, patients can save on major amount of high costs associated with inpatient hospital stay. They can also get back to normal life faster and join office. Body undergoes fewer traumas and less scarring during recovery period.
Compatible with a Wide Range of Procedures
Luckily, robotic surgery is available for and compatible with a wide range of procedures including treatment for the following areas of the body:
Benefits for Surgeon
Surgeons can benefit in the following ways:
Broader Visual Field
This is one of the major advantages of robotic surgery. Surgeon will get a superior view of the area to be operated. The process involves high-definition camera to offer a detailed and magnified view which ensures your surgeon to see even the microscopic structures very clearly, resulting in a more accurate operation.
Robotic instrument has a tendency to beat the adroitness and range of motion of a human hand. With robotic arms capable of rotating at a full 360 degrees, the surgeon can operate in a manner that wouldn’t be possible manually.
Robot offers greater flexibility and accuracy which ensures surgeon gets access to even hard-to-reach areas. Closest access to these parts will help surgeon treat more conditions effectively using robotic surgery. =====================================================================