Robotic Surgery / Da Vinci.

 

 

 

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What is robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery, also known as robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery, is a technique in which the surgeon performs the surgery by using a console that remotely controls small instruments attached to the robot.

This procedure is performed under general anesthesia (the patient is asleep and pain-free). The surgeon sits at the station, next to the patient (surgeon’s console), and directs the movements of the robot.

Another part of the system consists of a table (patient’s console) with a tower and robotic arms attached to surgical instruments.

First the surgeon inserts the instruments into the patient’s body through tiny incisions. This action is always done under the surgeon’s direction: the robot copies the movements of the surgeon’s hands to perform the procedure.

 

Is robotic surgery applicable to all types of surgeries?

 

Its applicability has been demonstrated in complex procedures, such as esophagectomies, pneumonectomies, pancreatectomy, cardiovascular surgery, obesity surgery and reconstructive and oncological urologic surgery, with a low conversion rate (ie suspension of the robotic technique to complete The operation by conventional methods) and few complications.

 

Who can use this robot?

 

Only surgeons who have had a training process can operate; Supported by the Hospital and the Institution of Intuitive, for its certification. It must be managed by a group of trained specialists, this unique tool in Mexico, is becoming the most secure, accurate, effective, simple and economic resource to restore the health and quality of life of men and women, Mexicans and others Nationalities, who gave for lost the battle against their sufferings.

 

Does the robot operate without the need of the surgeon?

 

These robots are not autonomous machines capable of performing a complete surgery on their own or solving a given problem with preprogrammed instructions. They only complement or enhance the surgeon's abilities, transforming human movements into highly stable, precise and delicate robotic movements. For these reasons, the surgeon continues to be the protagonist and main responsible for the operating room, and in this the experience of the surgeon, as in any surgical technique, is the one that will ultimately determine the results. Benefits:

  • Faster recovery

  • Considerably less pain

  • Lower risk of infection

  • Little loss of blood

  • Less transfusions

  • Smaller Scars

  • Early return to everyday activities

  • Short hospital stay

  • Reduced risk of complications

Advantages with regard to robotic surgery:

 

Precision as it removes any tremor from the surgeon. Dexterity, the surgeon with the help of technology can perform better and more comfortable during the procedure. Control, the surgeon has more control over surgery. Better visualization, being this in third dimension and HD format. Better range of movement, the robot arms can rotate up to 360 degrees. Better access to the cavities, the robot's instruments being so tiny, can reach areas of the body more distant and difficult to access.

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