Advantages of Robot Surgery

Key points:

  • What is robot surgery?
  • What are its advantages?
  • Robot surgery in urology.
  • Candidates for robot surgery.

Robot surgery is a very technologically advanced technique performed using a robot called da Vinci, allowing the surgeon to perform surgeries with greater precision.

This method advantages compared to traditional open surgery is that the incisions are small and precise, which facilitates the recovery process, in addition to reducing postoperative pain.

These are some advantages of robot surgery that translate into benefits for the patient during and after the procedure:

  • Lower rate of surgical complications.
  • Less blood loss during surgery.
  • Less post operative pain.
  • Shorter hospital stay.
  • Speedy recovery.
  • Quicker return to daily activities.
  • Less visible scars.

Robot surgery in urology

Robot surgery came to urology a little over a decade ago, and since then, the medical community has begun to look at it from a different angle.

The robots used to perform these procedures are completely specialized and have the latest technology, such as the well-known da Vinci robot. Thanks to this equipment, the surgical instruments are fixed to the robot arms and the surgeon manipulates them by remote control without having to be in the operating room. The robot reproduces the specialist’s movements, which reduces the pulse tremor, in addition to allowing 360º turns and other movements that are practically impossible for a human being.

While the surgeon performs the surgery, he or she observes the entire procedure on a monitor through a stereoscopic visual system with 3D vision, which allows him or her to appreciate the depth and better see the section that its operating from different angles.

Robot surgery has been shown to be very useful in the treatment of prostate, kidney, and bladder cancer.

It has also been useful in benign urological diseases, such as:

  • Stenosis of the ureteropelvic junction, narrowing of the junction of the kidney with the ureter that prevents adequate urine transit.
  • Urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.
  • Urethral reconstruction.
  • Improvement in erectile function.

Robot surgery is not an option for all patients, it has precise indications according to each case, so a timely assessment and diagnosis can make a difference.

At ABC Medical Center we have qualified doctors to perform these procedures, adhering to high quality and safety standards. Schedule an assessment with one of our specialists.

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Sources:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/es-es/tests-procedures/robotic-surgery/about/pac-20394974
https://www.topdoctors.es/diccionario-medico/cirugia-robotica-en-urologia#
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0210480613000557