How Robotic Surgeries are Performed and What are its Benefits

How Robotic Surgeries are Performed and What are its Benefits

Healthcare Tech Outlook | Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Robotic surgeries are performed by trained surgeons to perform complex surgeries with precision, reduce the chances for tissue or organ damage and enhance patient recovery time.

Fremont, CA: Many surgeons are shifting to robotic surgeries now because it uses a minimally invasive technique. A robot cannot perform all actions by itself without human intervention. Surgeons have a console in their hands that directs robots to perform an action carefully and precisely. There are three essential gears for a robotic surgery, console, vision card, and patient cart. The console helps the surgeon to operate surgical instruments, the vision card integrates all the components seamlessly, and the patient cart is placed beside the patient to hold the camera and necessary surgical equipment.

How are robotic surgeries performed?

Robotic surgeries take place under the supervision of a certified surgeon. It is performed with small tools. Surgeons use consoles to control and guide the robots to perform surgical actions. First, the surgeon gives the required amount of anesthesia to the patient. Then the surgeon takes the console to direct and control the movement of the robotic arm. Small surgical tools are placed in the patient cart, which is attached to the patient's bed. The surgeon then makes small incisions in the patient’s body to insert surgical instruments like an endoscopic tube with an attached camera, which gives a 3D view inside the patient's body. It helps the surgeon to see and perform surgical actions. Surgeons program robots to match their hand movements to perform every action precisely.

What are the benefits of robotic surgery?

  • Robotic surgeries are often used for complex or delicate surgeries because the robotic arm performs the actions precisely, leaving no chance for damaging any nerve or surrounding organ.
  • It provides surgeons with a 3D view of what is happening in the body, which helps them decide their actions accordingly.
  • Small surgical tools are easy to control and extremely precise, which reduce the chances of tissue or organ damage.
  • A patient has to go through a minimal incision in the body, so there is significantly less blood loss.
  • Accelerates the patient's recovery time due to more minor cuts,fewer internal injuries, and less blood loss.

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