Robotic-assisted surgery is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that utilizes a robotic system to assist the surgeon of our urology department during the operation. The robot, which is controlled by the surgeon, provides enhanced visualization, dexterity, and precision, allowing for more complex and precise surgeries to be performed. Robotic-assisted surgery in urology has been shown to have several benefits, including less blood loss, smaller incisions, shorter hospital stays, and faster recovery times.
The robotic surgical system typically consists of three components: a surgeon's console, a patient-side cart, and a high-definition 3D vision system. The surgeon sits at the console and uses hand and foot controls to manipulate the robotic arms and instruments that are attached to the patient-side cart. The 3D vision system provides the surgeon with a magnified, high-definition view of the surgical site.
In urology, robotic-assisted surgery is commonly used for procedures such as prostatectomy (removal of the prostate gland), partial nephrectomy (removal of part of the kidney), and cystectomy (removal of the bladder). Robotic surgery allows for smaller incisions, reduced blood loss, and shorter hospital stays compared to traditional open surgery.
Robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure for the treatment of prostate cancer. It offers the advantages of smaller incisions, less blood loss, and quicker recovery times compared to traditional open surgery.
Robotic-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure for the treatment of kidney cancer. It allows for the removal of the cancerous part of the kidney while preserving the remaining healthy tissue.
Robotic-assisted laparoscopic cystectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure for the removal of the bladder in patients with bladder cancer. It allows for a faster recovery time and less pain compared to traditional open surgery.
Robotic-assisted retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND) is a surgical procedure commonly used in the treatment of testicular cancer. It involves the removal of lymph nodes located in the retroperitoneal space, which is the area behind the abdominal cavity.
RPLND is typically recommended for patients with testicular cancer who have a high risk of cancer recurrence or spread to the lymph nodes.
Da Vinci Robotic Assisted urological surgery
It is typically performed by our specially trained urologist who has undergone additional training in the use of the da Vinci Surgical System.
Da Vinci Robotic Assisted Urological Surgery is a minimally invasive surgical technique used in the field of urology, which involves using a robotic surgical system called the da Vinci Surgical System to perform surgical procedures on the urinary system, including the kidneys, bladder, prostate, and other related organs.
The da Vinci Surgical System consists of a console that the surgeon sits at, which controls four robotic arms that hold surgical instruments and a camera. The surgeon manipulates these instruments with precision and accuracy, which is not possible with traditional laparoscopic or open surgery. The camera provides a 3D, high-definition view of the surgical site, allowing the surgeon to see the area being operated on in great detail.
The use of the da Vinci Surgical System in urological surgery has several advantages over traditional surgery. These include smaller incisions, less blood loss, reduced pain and discomfort, shorter hospital stays, and faster recovery times. Additionally, the system's precision and accuracy make it possible to spare healthy tissue and reduce the risk of complications such as nerve damage, infection, and scarring.