HCG Cancer Centre, Ahmedabad
What Is Robotic Surgery?
Robotic Surgery or Robot Assisted Surgery, Computer Assisted Surgery and Robotically Assisted Surgery are terms for technological developments that use robotic systems to aid in surgical procedures. Robotic Surgery was developed to overcome both the limitations of Minimally Invasive Surgeries and enhance the capabilities of surgeons performing open surgery.
The surgeon uses controls in the console to manipulate special surgical instruments that are smaller, as well as more flexible and maneuverable than the human hand.The robot replicates the surgeon's hand movements, while minimizing hand tremors. The surgeon thus can operate with enhanced precision, dexterity and control even during the most complex procedures.
What are the benefits of Robotic Surgery compared with traditional methods of surgery?
Some of the major benefits experienced by surgeons using the Robotic Surgical System over traditional approaches have been Greater Surgical Precision, Increased Range of Motion, Improved Dexterity, Enhanced Visualisation, Improved Access.
Whereas the benefits experienced by the patients include:
- Shorter Hospital Stay
- Lesser Pain
- Lower Risk of Infection
- Lesser Blood Loss
- Fewer Transfusions
- Less Scarring
- Faster Recovery
- Quicker Return to Normal Daily Activities
What procedures can be performed using the Robotic Assisted System?
We have experts performing advanced robotic assisted surgeries in conditions of Uro-oncology surgeries, GastroIntestinal cancer surgeries, Gynaec cancer surgeries, Head and Neck Cancer Surgeries.
Is Robotic Surgery safe?
Since the introduction of the Robotic Assisted surgeries more than ten years ago, the technique has been used successfully in tens of thousands of procedures and is currently being used in hundreds of hospitals worldwide, in major centers in the United States, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Australia, Turkey and the Netherlands.
Is Robotic Surgery expensive?
The cost of the surgery will be higher than Open / Laparoscopic surgery. But due to shorter hospital stay, minimal complications and lesser incidence of blood transfusions, the cost is compensated, and thus, gets competitive.
HCG Cancer Centre Ahmedabad provides all infrastructure for Robotic Surgery under one roof.
Please note : Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.