Role of Robotics in Surgery

Role of Robotics in Surgery

Healthcare Tech Outlook | Monday, September 06, 2021

With the help of technological developments, it is now possible to conduct surgeries on patients who are miles away using remote surgery tools.

Fremont, CA: Robotic surgery is the modern take of robotics technology in the field of healthcare. Surgeons around the world are experimenting with the benefits of robotics for performing complex procedures. Flexibility and precision are the two major advantages that make healthcare professionals opt for this mode of surgery. This procedure is widely accepted by both patients and surgeons due to its varied upsides.

Robotic surgeries are commonly performed using three components – a console, a patient cart, and a vision cart. The surgeon sits on the console and carries out surgery with the help of a patient cart that is placed next to the patient's bed. The patient cart is comprised of the camera and other surgical instruments. Procedures are coordinated and communicated using a vision cart.

Surgeons prefer robotics over traditional methods since this technology allows them to reach regions where it is impossible to access with human hands or any other instruments. In addition to this, this mode of surgery requires fewer standing hours and thereby reduces surgeon fatigue. The cameras offer a better and clear view of the operating parts. On the other hand, patients experience less pain due to smaller incisions and a speedy recovery due to less tissue damage. Smaller incisions also have the benefits of fewer possibilities of infection, lesser blood transfusion, and lesser surgical scars.

Even though currently robotics surgery is limited to certain particular procedures, it is expected to broaden its range to other complicated surgeries. In months to come, we can expect the healthcare sector to complement robotics with other technologies like AI, ML, IoT, and so, thus unlocking its full potential.

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