Robotic surgery developing at a fast pace in India
Advancement in technology plays an important role in the healthcare system. It offers new and better ways to solve key health problems of the new century. The latest in this field is robotic surgery which has gained rapid acceptance over the past four years as the preferred mode of surgery by doctors and patients.
The Apollo Institute of Robotic Surgery, Chennai launched in November 2011, offers treatment in Gynaecology, Urology, Oncology, General and Bariatric Surgery. The hospital has completed 56 complicated surgeries. With more number of patients opting for the robotically assisted surgery, the institute is planning to expand its reach in Cardiac, Head and Neck Surgeries.
This minimally invasive field of surgery has integrated advanced technology with computer enhanced platforms and surgical skills to improve efficiency, precision and safety. Less blood loss, faster recovery with invariably less pain and scar, lesser tissue trauma are some of the aspects that make robotic surgery preferable over conventional surgical procedure.
Highly complicated surgical tasks beyond the limitations of human hand are successfully treated using EndoWrist instruments attached to robotic arms that are controlled by a robotic surgeon. Though the robot has no intelligence to conduct any single movement on its own, it is primed to carry out several safety checks per second.
Robotic surgery is the best treatment for patients with obesity and diabetes as well.