Robotic Surgery in Gastroenterology

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 functions by remote, minimally invasive and unmanned surgery

There are 3 types of robotic systems:

  • da Vinci
  • Zeus
  • Aesop
What is the role of surgeons?
  • The surgeons control the robot generally from a console
  • The robot is always under the control of a surgeon
  • 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

THE MOST EFFECTIVE TECHNIQUE OF ROBOTIC SURGERY FOR GASTROINTESTINAL SURGERIES IS THE da VINCI ROBOT ASSISTED TECHNIQUE.

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