What Makes Robot-Assisted Surgery So Important?

What Makes Robot-Assisted Surgery So Important?

Healthcare Tech Outlook | Friday, October 29, 2021

Robotic surgery will become more common in various procedures, including prostatectomies, neck operations, thoracic, hysterectomy, laparoscopic surgery, and more.

FREMONT, CA:Over the last two decades, the concept of robot-assisted surgery has gone from sci-fi fiction to reality at breakneck speed. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and other computer-aided technologies are now playing new roles in various surgical procedures, ranging from assisting with non-critical care steps and allowing surgeons to conduct technical, precise procedures remotely to even assisting with post-surgery cleaning.

The Key Drivers of Robot-Assisted Surgery

Robotic Proliferation: As technology improves, robotics is becoming more common across all industries, from automotive production lines to supply chain management.

AI and Machine Learning Advancements: AI is becoming more powerful, allowing robotics to master more complex maneuvers and improve the user experience.

IoT Connectivity: As devices become more interconnected and capable of communicating with one another, they can be used to adjust workflows, surgical systems and streamline tasks, relieving the burden on HCPs (Healthcare Professionals).

5G Rollout: As fast, dependable connectivity becomes more widely available across the country, robotics will be easier to adopt without fear of losing connections.

As the use of robots in operating rooms grows, they will have long-term implications for surgical teams, how surgeons work, and how they are hired within hospital systems. Robotic surgery will become more common in various procedures, including prostatectomies, neck operations, thoracic, hysterectomy, laparoscopic surgery, and more. Despite their value in the operating room, robotics is prohibitively expensive for many institutions—but that might change rapidly. As the trend continues, providers of robot-assisted surgery will be pushed to demonstrate ROI (return on investment) in terms of implementation and training to gain universal acceptance.

As surgical procedures become more intricate and specialized, robots will become an increasingly important tool for surgeons. Surgeons can improve their workflows and operations by putting robotic assistants' consistency, precision, and visualization abilities to work, minimizing human error and uncertainty. Patients will be in not only excellent hands but also good robotic arms in the not-too-distant future. Furthermore, the use of robots in the operating room opens up new possibilities for minimally invasive surgery, which could mean less scarring, lower infection risk, less pain, faster recovery, shorter hospital stays, less blood loss, and a variety of other benefits over surgeries performed by even the most nimble human hands.

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