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As the name suggests, Robotic surgeries are Computer-Assisted Surgeries that are performed by a computer assisted robotic arm and are generally perceived to be having much more precision than the normal surgeries and are definitely less invasive.
This technology thrived on the fact that it overcame the limitations of otherwise minimally invasive surgeries and enhance the capability of surgeon. In the case of robotically assisted minimally invasive surgery, instead of directly moving the instruments, the surgeon uses a computer assisted remote manipulator that allows the surgeon to perform the normal movements associated with the surgery whilst the robotic arm carry out those movements. One advantage of using the computerized method is that the surgeon does not have to be present, indeed the surgeon could be anywhere in the world, leading to the possibility for remote surgeries.
Below are mentioned a few kinds of surgeries where Robotic surgeries have found to be very useful.
Robotic Heart Surgeries
Heart surgeons perform minimally invasive robotic heart surgery, using state-of-the-art technology. The da Vinci® Surgical System uses robotic instrumentation and a second technology called port access, leading to greater benefits for patients, compared to those offered by open heart surgery.
These benefits have been stated previously but include:
- Shorter hospital stay
- Less pain and scarring
- Less risk of wound infections