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Robotic GI Surgery

Aster Centre for Robotic Gastrointestinal Surgery operating under Aster Centre of Excellence in Gastrosciences offers specialized expertise, advanced robotic technology, and a multidisciplinary approach to provide minimally invasive surgical options for gastrointestinal conditions. It focuses on precision, patient-centered care, collaboration, research, and continuous improvement to deliver optimal outcomes and improve the quality of life for patients. The centre is equipped with state-of-the-art robotic systems, such as the da Vinci Surgical System, which are specifically designed for gastrointestinal surgeries.

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What GI surgeries can be performed using robotic technology?

Robotic technology can be used for various GI surgeries, including:

  • Esophageal surgery: Robotic systems can be used for procedures such as esophagectomy (removal of the esophagus), anti-reflux surgery, and esophageal myotomy for achalasia.
  • Gastric surgery: Robotic-assisted gastrectomy (removal of part or all of the stomach) can be performed using robotic GI surgery techniques.
  • Colorectal surgery: Robotic systems are utilized for procedures like colectomy (removal of part or all of the colon), rectal resection, and rectopexy.
  • Hepatobiliary surgery: Robotic-assisted procedures can include liver resection, gallbladder removal, and biliary reconstruction.
  • Pancreatic surgery: Robotic technology can be employed for pancreatic resections, including Whipple procedure, distal pancreatectomy, and robotic-assisted pancreaticoduodenectomy.

How does robotic GI surgery work?

Robotic GI surgery involves the use of a surgical robot, which consists of robotic arms equipped with specialized surgical instruments. The surgeon controls the robot from a console, where they operate using hand and foot controls. The robot translates the surgeon's movements into precise actions of the robotic arms, allowing for highly accurate and controlled surgical maneuvers.


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