Robotic surgery could be very useful in the treatment of cancer of prostrate and kidney and also in the removal of complex obstructions in the renal system, urologist Dr Vinay Mahendra believes.
Dr Mahendra , who is attached with Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata, said here on Saturday, that robotic surgery, which was basically a computer assisted surgery, was equally beneficial for patients suffering from the malignancy of kidney.
With the help of robotic instruments, surgeons can reach difficult areas inside the patientsf bodies, which is otherwise not possible or very difficult through general laparoscopic interventions,h he said adding,
The technology immerses the surgeon in an enhanced 3-D view of the operative field and provides perfect eye-hand-instrument alignment.
Dr Mahendra, who is a robotic surgeon, said that some of the major advantages of this technology included precision, smaller incisions, decreased blood loss, less pain and quicker healing time.
Compared with other minimally invasive surgical approaches, robot assisted surgery gives the surgeon better control over surgical instruments and better view of the surgical side. Also, the surgeon does not tire easily as he is not required to stand near the operation table throughout the surgery,h he added.
According to him, the surgery is conducted through the help of a robotic tower and a master computer console.