Robotic Surgery in Gynaecology

What is Robotic Surgery?

Robotic surgeries are computer assisted techniques with robotic systems aiding surgical procedures. It is a mechanical helping hand to surgeons. Surgical robots are self-powered, computer-controlled devices that can be programmed to aid in the positioning and manipulation of surgical instruments. Surgeons view the patient via a terminal and manipulate the robotic surgical instruments via a control panel.

Organs are viewed though tiny cameras inserted into the body. The surgical robot’s function by remote surgery, minimally invasive surgery and unmanned surgery.

There are 3 types of robotic systems:

  • da Vinci
  • Zeus
  • Aesop
What is the role of surgeons?
  • Generally the surgeons control the robot from a console
  • The robot is always under the control of a surgeon and follows specific set of instructions
  • Tasks of the surgeon:
    • Planning: map the patient’s body to the computer to determine the surgical pathway
    • Registration: surgeon to register points in the patient’s body where surgery is to be done
    • Navigation: Surgeon activates the robot
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