Robotic Cancer Surgery
Robotic surgery, allows surgeons to perform many types of cancer procedures with more precision, flexibility and control than is possible with conventional techniques. It is actually a minimally invasive surgery — procedures performed through tiny incisions.
The advantages include increased precision, visibility and ease for the surgeon. Thus complex surgeries can now be done with more ease. Patients’ post operative recovery is excellent as normal tissue damage is negligible, and they can go home earlier at many instances. The scars are very tiny and thus there is very little pain.
Robotic colorectal surgery with the Da Vinci® robot, helps in surgery for colon and rectal cancer with fine precision, 3D vision and magnified view. It is fast becoming the method of choice for operating on patients with Rectal and Colonic Cancer as well as complex pelvic malignancies.
This unique and innovative surgery method is well proven and has a higher survival rate than conventional methods. As it uses tiny incisions it does not disturb the functioning of organs around it. The magnified view provides better judgment than that with a naked eye.
As the surgery method uses tiny incisions the healing rate is faster and can be monitored profoundly.
A lot of surgeons think robotic surgery is especially helpful for operating on people who weigh a lot, and for gynecology and urology surgery. Most prostate removal operations use robots.
With robotic surgery, the monitor gives the surgeon a 3-D, high-resolution, magnified image inside the body. As they watch the screen, they use hand controls to operate the robot and surgical instruments.
This lets the surgeon be more exact, and it can mean less impact on your body and less bleeding. You may also have less discomfort after the operation.
The methods help in reducing internal scarring and an early discharge from the hospital and are therefore especially used for problems of rectum, anus, and colon. The 3D vision provided by the robot gives surgeons performing the surgery a higher edge over conventional methods where the vision is limited to a certain extent.