August 2023 - Robotic Surgery
Robotic surgery, also known as robot-assisted surgery, allows doctors to perform many types of complex procedures with more precision, flexibility, and control than is possible with conventional techniques. It is usually associated with minimally invasive surgery — procedures performed through tiny incisions. It's also used in certain traditional open surgical procedures.
Here's a brief overview of how robotic surgery works:
The Surgical System: The most widely used clinical robotic surgical system includes a camera arm and mechanical arms with surgical instruments attached to them. The surgeon controls these instruments and the camera from a console in the operating room.
The Console: The surgeon sits at a computer console near the operating table and precisely controls the instruments while watching a high-definition, 3D image of the surgical area.
Robotic Arms: Unlike the human hand, the robotic arms can rotate and bend in all directions with a high degree of precision. The robot's "hand" can mimic the movement of the surgeon's hand to perform complex maneuvers, and the robotic arm's movements can be scaled, filtered and translated into precise movements of the tiny instruments at the work site.
Advantages: The primary advantages of robotic surgery are precision, miniaturization, smaller incisions, decreased blood loss, less pain, and quicker healing time. Further, robotic vision allows surgeons to see the surgical site with greater detail, depth, and precision.
We are one of the most experienced private practise in robotics in the UK. Please enquire as to whether your surgery may be amenable to robotic surgery.