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Undergoing robotic surgery: know the risks and rewards

Verified By Apollo General Physician January 14, 2020 1770 0
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What is robotic-assisted surgery?

Robotic Assisted surgery or RAC or simply robotic surgery where robotic equipments help the doctors to perform complex surgeries or procedures with utmost precision. They are flexible, accurate and have better precision than traditional techniques. They are minimally invasive and these procedures are performed through tiny incisions.

Robotic surgery came into the picture in the 2000s where the da Vinci Surgical System was approved by the FDA.

The most widely used form of the clinical robotic surgical system is where there is a camera arm and mechanical arms to pick up the surgical instruments. Here, the surgeon, who will be operating primarily, takes control of the arms , while seated at the computer console . A clear view or a magnified 3-D view of the surgical site is obtained . Thus the procedure is completed .

Surgeons who make use of the robotic system find that robotic surgical system enhances precision, flexibility and control during the operation and allows them to better see the site for many procedures, compared to traditional techniques. Using robotic surgery, surgeons can perform complex and delicate procedures that may otherwise have been difficult or impossible with other methods.

They can help in manipulation of the surgical implants and positioning them in the body. They mimic the surgeon’s hand movement when they work and there is a 3-D camera attached too.

What are the rewards of having robotic surgery?

    • Robotic-assisted surgery is safe.

In robotic surgery , the computer screen magnifies everything in 3-D giving a very precise and detailed view to the surgeon .

Robots can reach places and they move in ways that the human hands cannot do. Thus the most delicate procedures can be performed .

There are fewer complications and there is no infection at the site of the surgery .

There isn’t much pain , there is less blood loss, quick er recovery and less scarring .

Robotic software can correct hand tremors and even the slightest error caused by the surgeon. They can also reduce the surgeon’s work and not cause any fatigue .


As we sum up robotic assisted surgery, we know that it helps in shorter time of hospitalization as the surgery is quick and there is less time to recovery. Apart from that, there is not much pain and discomfort. You will not have much blood loss or transfusions as the RAS helps in completing the surgery in a highly accurate way.

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