What is robotic surgery and where it is used?

Robotic surgery, or robot-assisted surgery allows doctors to perform many types of complex procedures with more precision, flexibility and control than it is not possible with conventional techniques. Robotic surgery is minimally invasive - operation is performed throw small incisions in abdominal wall.

Robotic surgery system consists of camera arm and mechanical arms with surgical instruments attached to them. The surgeon controls the arms while seated at a computer console near the operating table. The console gives the surgeon a high-definition, magnified, 3-D view of the surgical site.

Many conditions in gynecology, abdominal surgery and urology have been successfully treated using robot-assisted surgery, for example, organ sparing excision of kidney cancer, prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, endometrial cancer and other conditions.

How robotic surgery procedure is organized?

  1. We will review your initial medical data, prescribe additional examinations, if necessary.

  2. We will transfer your medical data to operating surgeon and  will organize consultation in presence or remotely.

  3. If robotic surgery will be feasible in your situation, additional preoperative investigations will be prescribed and operation date will be set.

  4. Usually surgery is performed under general anesthesia. Hospital stay varies from condition and extent of the intervention, but in average it is 4 days.

Things you should know about robotic surgery:

  • Fewer complications, such as surgical site infection

  • Better function of the affected organs

  • Less pain and blood loss

  • Quicker recovery

  • Smaller, less noticeable scars