NO. The surgery is performed by the surgeon using the Robot arms for assistance.
NO. Your Surgeon will be in the OR, right next to the patient.
All surgeries which were performed by Laparoscopy( Key hole surgery) can be performed using the Robot. Infact some surgeries which were previously difficult to perform by keyhole surgeries are now easier to perform with robotic assistance.
Some surgeries however still require to be done by traditional Open surgery.
Cancer surgeries of the Liver, Pancreas , Stomach, Small intestine, Biliary system and Colon/ Rectum can be performed by Robotic Assistance. However the method, Open/ Lap / Robotic will be decided by the surgeon based on the imaging and other investigations so as to make it Oncologically safe.
Though the cost is expected to be on the higher side, we at AASRA aim to make it affordable to general population as well. Hence the cost of treatment at our hospital is comparable to Laparoscopic surgery.
In Robot assisted surgery, the robot is connected to the instruments placed inside the abdominal cavity by the surgeons. The surgery is then performed by
the surgeon sitting in the same OR by controlling the arms via a console. All the movements of the surgeons hand are replicated by the Robotic instruments.
Laparoscopic surgery is where the surgeon holds the Lap instruments by his own hands and operates.
True – Both are key hole surgeries. However, the advantage of the robot is that
It eliminates the tremors transmitted to the instrument from the surgeons hand
3 D vision provided by the robotic system makes visualisation much better and helps in eliminating errors.
The range of movements provided by the robotic instruments mimic the human hand. This makes complex tasks like suturing much more easy .
More complex surgeries can be performed with Robotic assistance .