Urology Robotic Assisted Surgery

Robotic-assisted surgery is a leading edge technology. Because it is minimally invasive, the precision of robotic technology is ideal for delicate and complex urologic surgeries. Robotic surgery, or robot-assisted surgery, allows surgeons to perform many types of complex procedures with more precision, flexibility and control than is not possible with conventional techniques.

Benefits to patients

Robotic surgery enables surgeons to perform a more precise operation than conventional surgery. It offers several potential benefits over a conventional open surgery, including:

  • Significantly less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Less risk of infection
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker recovery time
  • Better clinical outcomes in many cases

Robotic-assisted surgery

During the operative procedure the surgeon sits at a controlling console near the patient. An assistant surgeon is at the bedside next to the patient. Through a video camera, the surgeon watches the operative field and controls several robotic arms from the console which replicate the surgeon’s movements. The operating robot has several advantages over standard surgical techniques because it combines the precision and accuracy of a machine with the judgment of an experienced surgeon.

Benefits to the patient from surgery include length of recovery time. The operation is performed laparoscopically, meaning it is less invasive because it requires small punctures rather than a large incision. That means less time is required to heal. Most patients return to normal activity in 2-to-3 weeks instead of the 6-to-8 weeks common to standard open surgery. There also is less blood loss during a robotic surgery, resulting in a higher blood count. A higher blood count provides for quicker return of strength and stamina after surgery.

Types Of Robotic Surgery -

  • 1. Robotic Radical Prosatectomy
  • 2. Robotic Radical/ Partial Nephrectomy
  • 3. Robotic Radical Cystectomy
  • 4. Robotic Pyeloplasty