Robotic urology is a specialized department within Aster Centre of Excellence in Urology that involves the use of robotic-assisted technology for the diagnosis and treatment of various urologic conditions. It combines the expertise of urologists with advanced robotic systems to perform precise and minimally invasive procedures in the field of urology.
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How does robotic urology surgery work?
Robotic urology surgery involves the use of a robotic surgical system that 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 in the urologic field.
What are the benefits of robotic urological surgery?
Robotic urological surgery offers several advantages, including smaller incisions, reduced blood loss, shorter hospital stays, faster recovery times, improved surgical precision, and enhanced visualization. These benefits often lead to less pain and scarring for patients.
Is robotic surgery safer than traditional open surgery?
Robotic urological surgery is generally considered to be as safe as or even safer than traditional open surgery. The minimally invasive approach reduces the risk of infection, blood loss, and complications. However, patient suitability and the surgeon's experience play significant roles in safety.
What urologic surgeries can be performed using robotic technology?
Robotic technology can be used for various urologic surgeries, including but not limited to:
- Robotic prostatectomy: Robotic-assisted surgery for prostate cancer, involving the removal of the prostate gland.
- Robotic nephrectomy: Robotic-assisted removal of all or part of a kidney, often performed for kidney cancer or living kidney donation.
- Robotic pyeloplasty: Surgical repair of a blockage or narrowing of the ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) using robotic assistance.
- Robotic cystectomy: Robotic-assisted removal of the bladder, typically performed for bladder cancer.
- Robotic partial nephrectomy: Removal of a kidney tumor while preserving healthy kidney tissue, using robotic technology.
What urological procedures can be performed using robotic technology?
Robotic urology is used for a wide range of procedures, including prostatectomy (removal of the prostate gland), partial nephrectomy (removal of part of the kidney), cystectomy (removal of the bladder), pyeloplasty (repair of a blocked kidney), and more.
Can all patients undergo robotic urological surgery?
Not all patients are suitable candidates for robotic urological surgery. Factors such as the patient's medical history, overall health, and the complexity of the procedure play a role in determining eligibility. A thorough assessment by the medical team is necessary to determine the best approach.
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