Benefits Of Robotic Surgery
The da Vinci Camera: Standard laparoscopic surgery utilizes one single camera and limits the surgeon’s vision to 2-D view similar to watching a television. The da Vinci camera consists of TWO high resolutionfibreoptic cameras. They produce a true 3-D color picture to the surgeon sitting on the master console.
The da Vinci Surgical Instruments : Although they look a bit similar to standard laparoscopic instruments the robotic instruments have additional advantage of being articulated. This allows the instruments to open, close and fully turn and twist mimicking the movement of human wrist and fingers. This enables the robotic instruments to have 7 degree of freedom compared to only two degree of freedom in standard laparoscopic instruments.
Minimal Blood Loss with Robotic Surgery :The enhanced 3-D vision and advanced robotic instruments enable the surgeon to see even small blood vessels and control them even in areas which are not easily accessible with standard laparoscopy.
Postoperative recovery is fast and most patients go home in 2 to 3 days after major robotic surgery and are able to get back to work in 1 to 2 weeks post discharge
Better vision and better instruments help in better cancer clearance and thus reduce the need for additional treatment in the form of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Urological Procedures performed by Robotic Surgery
Robotic Radical Prostatectomy – for prostate cancer
» Robotic partial Nephrectomy – kidney saving surgery for kidney cancer
» Robotic Radical nephrectomy – for large kidney cancers
» Robotic Donor Nephrectomy – for transplant
» Robotic Partial / Radical Cystectomy – for bladder cancer
» Robotic Pyeloplasty – for kidney obstruction (Hydronephrosis)
» Complex urinary Stone surgery
» Ureteric reimplantation
» Repair of Vesicovaginal fistula
Note: Treatment Options/Results may vary from patient to patient depending on their medical condition.