Robotic & Laparoscopic Surgery
In laparoscopic surgery, they use several smaller incisions into which ports are placed, and then devices or cameras can be placed through those ports to enable the operation. The surgeon’s viewing at a TV screen, usually above the patient, and instruments are being used above the patient’s abdomen so that the surgeon can then go ahead with the operation. We can introduce things that can cut tissue, stop bleeding, and join tissue together, empowering us to do a whole host of different operations from minor surgery to more advanced techniques.
How laparoscopic surgery Work?
Before this system came along, a surgeon who amputated on their patient’s belly had to make a cut that was 6-to-12 inches long. That gave them sufficient room to see what they were doing and reach whatever they had to work on.
In laparoscopic surgery, the surgeon makes some small cuts. Normally, each one is no more than a half-inch long. They insert a tube into each opening, and the camera and surgical instruments go through those. Then the surgeon does the operation.
The benefits of laparoscopic surgery have various advantages compared with traditional surgery. Because it involves less cutting:
- You have smaller scars.
- You get out of the hospital quicker.
- You’ll feel less pain while the injuries recover faster.
- You get back to your normal activities sooner.
- You may have less internal scarring.
With traditional methods, you might spend a week or more in the hospital for intestinal surgery, and your total restoration might take 4 to 8 weeks. If you have laparoscopic surgery, you might stay only 2 nights in the hospital and heal in 2 or 3 weeks. And a shorter hospital stay generally costs less.
Robotic surgery is like laparoscopic surgery in that they both apply small cuts, a camera, and surgical instruments. However, instead of operating and manipulating the surgical instruments his or herself, during robotic surgery, your Surgeon will sit at a computer console and use commands to manipulate the robot. The console provides your surgeon with high-definition, magnified 3D images, which allow for enhanced accuracy and vision inside your body. Compared to traditional surgery, robotic surgery gives your surgeon a greater range of motion and accuracy, which may lead to less bleeding and post-operative pain.
How Does the Robotic Surgical System Work?
To operate using the Robotic system, your surgeon does tiny cuts in your body and embeds miniaturized devices and a high-definition three-dimensional camera sometimes skin holes are not required at all. Then, from a nearby console, your surgeon operates those instruments to perform.
Think of the Robotic operation like a video game. When you play a video game, you move a command button, and the machine translates your movements into real-time, imitating your moves precisely on the screen. During a Robotic-assisted method, your surgeon uses master controls to command the instruments, and the instruments translate your surgeon’s actions into precise movements inside your body. Your surgeon is in control the whole time; the surgical system reacts to the direction he provides.
The benefits of robotic surgery include:
- More precise surgery. Often, your surgeon needs to operate near healthy, sensitive organs, tissues, and nerves.
- The goal of surgery is to eliminate the abnormality without affecting surrounding healthy structures. The small size and elasticity of the robotic instruments make this easier to accomplish.
Significantly less pain.
- Less risk of infection and blood loss. Your surgeon makes tiny cuts rather than large ones, reducing the risk of poisoning or blood loss.
- Earlier discharge from the hospital. Normally, patients can go home shortly after attending a robotic surgery, sometimes even the next day.
- Less scarring and shorter recovery. The smaller incisions also mean that your rehabilitation period is shorter.
Our team who are expertise in Robotic & Laparoscopic Surgery on Oncoxpert Scarless keyhole surgeries are offered for the following cancers
- Esophageal cancer
- Lobectomy and pneumonectomy for lung cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Cancers of Colon and Rectum
- Kidney cancer
- Prostate cancer.
Gastrectomy can be performed by keyhole method or by robotic surgery. This method assures early recovery besides having many benefits like less blood loss etc.
Patients continue chemotherapy after surgery and a total of 6 cycles are required. Patients are recommended to be on regular follow up.