What is a ‘traditional open surgery’?
An open or traditional surgery is done by making an incision, which is often quite large, at the surgery site. Due to the big size of such as incision many complications may arise such as blood loss, pain, scarring, post-surgery infections, prolonged healing time, etc. The duration of hospital stay after an open surgery is also much longer, and the patient’s recovery is quite slow.
What is a robotic-assisted or robotic surgery?
This type of surgery is performed by a skilled surgeon who uses a surgical robot in an operating-room. The robotic surgical system provides various advantages to the surgeon who is able to perform better surgery than is otherwise possible.
How does a robotic surgery work?
There are three main parts of a robotic surgical system: The surgeon’s console, the patient cart, and the surgical robot itself, all of which are present in the operation theatre. The surgeon sits at the console and controls the precision-guided robotic arms holding various miniaturized instruments which are inserted through keyhole-sized incisions in the patient. A small video camera is inserted into the body through another hole and which provides the surgeon with a high definition 3-D image of the operating site. The surgeon views this image and moves the robotic arms to conduct the operation.
Is the surgery performed by the robot?
No, the robotic surgery is actually ‘robot-assisted’ wherein the actual procedure is performed by the surgeon, but with the help of a robotic system. Therefore, the human expertise and insights are still there which are further enhanced with the help of robotic technology.
What are the benefits of robotic surgery over traditional open surgery?
Benefits of robotic surgery include a shorter hospital stay, less pain, less risk of infection, less blood loss, less scarring, faster recovery and a quicker return to normal daily activities.
Are robotic surgeries common?
Robotic surgeries have become quite common nowadays, and robotic surgical systems are being used in surgery at hundreds of leading hospitals globally including in countries like India, the United States, Canada, France, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Australia, Turkey, etc.
Are there any risks associated with robotic surgeries?
Just like any other major surgery including open surgery, which is performed under general anesthesia, there is a certain amount of risk involved in robotic surgery as well. To understand the specific risks associated with the type of your robotic surgery, talk to your doctor who can share complete details of the possible risks.
Can anyone opt for robotic surgery?
No, not every patient is a suitable candidate for robotic surgery. Your doctor will assess your medical condition, overall health, and some other factors before identifying the best course of treatment for your issue, and will recommend robotic surgery only if ideal.
Which robotic surgical system is used at CRS?
Centre for Robotic Surgery uses the state-of-the-art da Vinci® Si Surgical System, approved by the FDA (Food & Drug Administration) and used by some of the leading hospitals in the world. To learn more about this robotic surgical system and its various benefits to the patients and surgeons both, please click here.
Why should I choose Centre for Robotic Surgery?
One of the pioneers of robotic surgery in India, Centre for Robotic Surgery is an initiative of Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital (MPUH)- India’s leading hospital dedicated completely to urology and nephrology.
Since its inception in 2010, CRS has performed over 750 highly successful robotic surgeries under the able leadership of world renowned Dr. Mahesh Desai. The hospital has an ultra-modern infrastructure including the state-of-the-art da Vinci Surgical System, which ensures our patients get world-class care at affordable costs.
To learn more about the statistics of robotic surgeries performed at CRS till date, click here.
To learn more about our team of expert robotic surgeons, click here.