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Robotic Surgery

Surgical treatment remains a sole option when your disease turns serious and does not respond well to less invasive treatments such as medications and lifestyle changes. However, recent advances in surgical technology have brought in revolutionary techniques that make surgical procedures less traumatic. One such advancement is the robot assisted surgery which is a type of minimally invasive surgery.

In robot-assisted technology, computer-controlled robots are utilized in performing surgery to obtain more precise and accurace result. The robotic arms serve as extension of surgeon's hands and provide greater range of motion and dexterity. Robotic-assisted surgical systems can replace traditional open or laparoscopic surgical techniques recommended for hernia repair, colon resection, spleenectomy, and various other operations. This surgical system provides the surgeon a three-dimensional view of the surgical area with improved magnification. The robotic-assisted surgical system comprises four different parts — a surgeon console, a computerized control system, instrument “arms”, and a camera.

During a robotic-assisted procedure, your surgeon will make small incisions on the abdomen. He will then insert surgical instruments and a camera-equipped telescope, all of which are then attached to the arms of the robotic system. The telescope placed inside the patient helps your surgeon obtain a three-dimensional image of the surgical site. Your surgeon will then use his console  to control all movements of the surgical instruments.

More data is needed to accurately assess the potential advantages of robotic-assisted surgery. 

Marc M. Zaré, MD, FACS
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