Modern Robotic Surgical Systems of Liv Hospital
Modern robotic systems are divided into three different categories: active, semi-active and robot-slave systems. While first two categories provide artificial mind and autonomy in some level, the feature of the mostly used robot-slave systems is that the surgeon has the absolute control of the robot via the remote control console. These systems were firstly developed for the absent treatment of the astronauts on space by NASA and for the first time, “da Vinci” TM robotic system got the official approval in the USA in 2000.
What are the advantages of robotic surgery?
Besides the classic advantages of laparoscopic surgery, the most important benefits of robotic surgery are listed below:
- Less Pain: Minimal trauma on skin and in muscles means that the pain and discomfort after the surgery will be less.
- Lower Possibility of Infection: Since the contact of organs in the ventral cavity with the air in surgery room is minimized, the infection risk is lower in comparison with the open surgeries.
- Safer Surgery: Three dimension and magnified images provides better vision and protection of blood vessels and nerves. For example, the blood loss during the surgery significantly decreases.
- Smaller Wounds: Compared to 20-25 cm cuts in open surgeries, wound sizes become minimal with 1-1.5 cm incisions.
- Fast Recovery: Since moving and oral feeding start earlier after the surgery, the patient recovers faster.
- Decrease in the Length of Hospital Stay: Most of the patients are discharged 3 or 4 days after the operation
- Quicker Return to Work and Daily Life: Patients return to their daily lives quickly thanks to fast recovery and healing.