Surgical robots are known to be self-powered, computer-controlled devices that can be programmed to help in the positioning and manipulation of surgical instruments.
FREMONT, CA: In the last decade, surgical robots have transformed the way doctors can operate and how quickly the patients recover. Robotic surgery permits the surgeons to be extremely accurate during complex procedures, such as cardiothoracic surgery, but only requires incisions the size of a dime – even for major surgery.
Robotic surgery permits surgeons to perform critical surgical tasks through tiny incisions using robotic technology. Surgical robots are self-powered, computer-controlled devices that can aid in the positioning and manipulation of surgical instruments. This provides surgeons with better accuracy, flexibility, and control.
Since robotic surgery takes place without surgeons, incisions are smaller than conventional surgery. The robotic arms also help to filter the tremors in the surgeon's hand to reduce the chance of nicks or punctures that can cause bleeding and infections. Robotic surgery is an excellent option for someone who needs a process in hard to reach areas of the body. In these areas, the major blood vessels or other vital organs may be nearby, which can make the surgery riskier. Surgery on these areas would typically require a larger incision to have more room for the surgeon to see exactly what they're doing to work.
Low Blood Loss and Pain
With smaller incisions and better precision, the patients experience less pain during and after the surgery. The patients can also be less dependent on painkillers during recovery, reducing the risk of addiction. Blood loss during robotic surgery is minimal, and you generally avoid the need for blood transfusions. In other surgeries, blood loss can cause complications, and result in even longer recovery times.
Since the robotic surgery is minimally invasive, it will likely take less time for the patient's body to recover than with traditional surgery. With potentially shorter recovery time, the patients can save on the typically high costs that come with an inpatient hospital stay and get back to normal life more quickly. Because there are fewer traumas to the body, the patient can also experience less scarring as they recover.