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da Vinci robot-assisted nephrectomy for minimal invasiveness

22 August 2022

Key points:

  • da Vinci allows the removal of part or all of the kidney.
  • The da Vinci Surgical System expands and enhances the surgeon’s procedural capabilities.
  • Using a console, the surgeon gives orders to the da Vinci robot during the surgery.

Nephrectomy is a procedure in which part or all of a kidney is removed, being a procedure commonly used in the treatment of kidney cancer or in the removal of a benign tumor. This surgical procedure can also be used to remove a healthy kidney from a donor for a subsequent transplant.

The nephrectomy procedure supported by the da Vinci robot is a minimally invasive surgery but at the same time the most advanced, technical, and precise one that is currently used for the treatment of acute renal pathologies, mainly malignant tumors.

Considered today’s most sophisticated and evolved high-tech surgical instrument, da Vinci allows the surgeon to expand and enhance their capabilities to perform surgery with pinpoint precision.

The surgeon, by relying on the da Vinci system, will obtain several benefits that include:

  • Accessibility to deep anatomical planes.
  • A higher degree of precision and radicality.
  • Greater visualization of the operating field.
  • Better identification of blood vessels and surrounding structures.
  • Possibility of preserving the kidney in indicated processes.
  • Reduced error probability.
  • Improved clinical results.

Additionally, the patient will also benefit from the use of the da Vinci robot:

  • Smaller scars.
  • Decreased risk of complications, infections, or bleeding.
  • Brief hospitalization.
  • Less probing days.
  • Less postoperative pain.
  • Quick incorporation into daily activities.
  • Shorter recovery.

Considered a slave robot, the da Vinci robotic system cannot be programmed or act autonomously, the surgeon, through a console, gives orders and directs the system, being the one who makes each of the decisions in the surgical procedure.

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