Hospitals have rapidly adopted robotic surgery in Western countries to treat a wide range of conditions.
FERMONT, CA: Robotic surgery may sound like something out of a science-fiction movie, but it has been helping medical professionals perform surgery for about three decades now. With robotic surgery, surgeons can perform delicate and complex procedures that may have been difficult or impossible with other methods. It helps enhance precision, flexibility, and control during the operation and allows the surgeon to see the surgery site better. Millions of operations worldwide are performed using da Vinci robots—which hold surgical instruments and visual aids with their many mechanical arms. Robot-assisted procedures are making a revolution as technology advances. Here are some of the most impressive recent advancements in robotic surgery listed below.
Miniature in vivo robots
The miniature robot is the answer to crafting minimally invasive colon resection procedures—ideal for people with Crohn's disease, colon cancer, diverticulitis, and ulcerative colitis. The miniature robotic surgeon uses existing tools that are already familiar to surgeons and does not need a dedicated operating room—making it much less expensive than alternative robotic surgery solution.
These are miniaturized endoscopes used in many diagnostic tests, surgeries, or drug delivery, manipulated via magnetic interactions. They allow for an untethered design with enormous freedom of movement and are extremely small, causing minor tissue damage and fast accessibility.
Microbots represent a potentially revolutionary concept in surgery. Microrobots show great potential to conduct microscale tasks such as drug delivery, cell manipulation, micro-assembly, and biosensing using manual control