With every aspect of healthcare advancing, it has been no different for the way surgeries are performed in India. Until now, surgeons had the option of performing an open incision or a laparoscopy surgery that is highly dependent on the surgeon’s hand-skills. But now, a new wave of robotic surgery is taking a surge in India. It is a new category of minimally invasive surgery using the da Vinci® Surgical System that offers an effortless way of performing complex surgical procedures.
The da Vinci Surgical System is a robotic surgical system made by the American company Intuitive Surgical. It has been recently approved by FDA in 2000 for an extensive range of surgeries. Post that, it has been implemented across hundreds of locations globally. It is named da Vinci in part because the first robot was invented by Leonardo da Vinci.
It is the latest advanced platform for minimally invasive surgery. It has been increasingly replacing the outdated open surgery and conservative laparoscopy by putting the surgeon’s skills right on an advanced robotic platform. The system cannot be automated and cannot operate on its own. It requires direct input from your surgeon to perform every surgical move.
Surgeon’s Console – Surgeon sits here and operates robots. This console also has the video output from where the robotic surgeon can view the inner part of patient’s body.
Surgeons have an option to choose from a variety of instrument types that allows them to perform specific surgical tasks with great rigor and control
Preparation for the Surgery: Using an MRI or CT scan, the exact position of the invasion site is found and estimated, following which the reports are set into the Da Vinci system for enhanced precision
During the surgery
The patient is asked to lie on their back followed by an incision of 1-2cm at the target location that is done using a robotic arm. The robotic arm functions on the directions fed by the surgeon.
After the surgery: The main benefit is the reduced time to return back to normal life which is possible through this surgery, unlike any other traditional methods.
For patients: Robotic-assisted surgery is performed through very small incisions. It offers numerous benefits to the patients as follows:
da Vinci Xi is the latest frontier in minimally invasive surgeries optimized for complex, multi-quadrant surgery and simpler, singular-quadrant surgery. Fortis Hospital Bannerghatta Road is the only hospital in the state of Karnataka which has da Vinci Xi surgical system. Following treatments are offered at Fortis Hospital Bannerghatta Road using da Vinci surgical system
Indeed, robotic surgery has revolutionized the world of surgery with its amazing benefits and is increasingly being used for more and more procedures. Days are not far off when surgical robots will soon become ubiquitous in most Indian hospitals increasing access to millions of patients countrywide.
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