Everything About Robotic Knee Replacement

A robotic knee replacement is similar to a standard knee replacement in that it replaces the knee joint. Damaged tissue in your knee is removed and replaced with an artificial joint by your surgeon. The only difference is that it’s made with the help of a robotic arm.

Everything About Robotic Total Knee Replacement and its Treatment

A robotic knee replacement is similar to a standard knee replacement in that it replaces the knee joint. Damaged tissue in your knee is removed and replaced with an artificial joint by your surgeon. The only difference is that it's made with the help of a robotic arm.

What is Biliary Tract ?

The ducts and organs make and store bile, (a fluid that the liver produces to aid in fat digestion), and then release it into the small intestine. The gallbladder and the bile ducts inside and outside the liver are parts of the biliary tract. Also known as the biliary system.

What is Biliary Tract ?

The ducts and organs make and store bile, (a fluid that the liver produces to aid in fat digestion), and then release it into the small intestine. The gallbladder and the bile ducts inside and outside the liver are parts of the biliary tract. Also known as the biliary system.

What is Gallbladder ?

Your gallbladder is a small pouch that’s connected to other parts of your digestive system. It stores and releases bile, the fluid your liver produces to help break down fats.n the top right corner of your belly, directly behind your liver, is where your gallbladder is situated. The biliary tract, a network of bile ducts, is the channel via which your gallbladder discharges bile. Your small intestine receives bile from your liver through this system that resembles a pipe.

What is Gallbladder ?

Your gallbladder is a small pouch that’s connected to other parts of your digestive system. It stores and releases bile, the fluid your liver produces to help break down fats.n the top right corner of your belly, directly behind your liver, is where your gallbladder is situated. The biliary tract, a network of bile ducts, is the channel via which your gallbladder discharges bile. Your small intestine receives bile from your liver through this system that resembles a pipe.

What is Gallstone?

Gallstones are usually found in middle-aged females though males are also prone to them. Most stones are cholesterol stones and are therefore not visible in X Rays. However, due to lifestyle changes, younger and younger populations are seen to have gallstones including the pediatric population.

Gallstone diseases are the commonest problems surgeons see in their day-to-day practice.

Recovery Rate

Within a week, they should be able to return to their regular activities. A patient may need to stay in the hospital after surgery for up to a week. Doctors will provide follow-up care throughout this period. Within a month, a person can generally return normal activities.

What is Gallstone?

Gallstones are usually found in middle-aged females though males are also prone to them. Most stones are cholesterol stones and are therefore not visible in X Rays. However, due to lifestyle changes, younger and younger populations are seen to have gallstones including the pediatric population.

Gallstone diseases are the commonest problems surgeons see in their day-to-day practice.

Recovery Rate

Within a week, they should be able to return to their regular activities. A patient may need to stay in the hospital after surgery for up to a week. Doctors will provide follow-up care throughout this period. Within a month, a person can generally return normal activities.

Causes

It is considered that a bile chemical imbalance within the gallbladder is the real cause of gallstones. Although scientists are still unsure of the precise explanation for the imbalance, there are a few possible causes:

  • Too much cholesterol in your bile
  • Too much bilirubin in your bile
  • Concentrated bile due to a full gallbladder

Symptoms

  • Asymptomatic ( incidentally detected GB stones) to severe pain and infection – Acute cholecystitis / Empyema Gall bladder and Gall bladder perforation

  • Not all patients with Gall stones require surgery. Incidental Gall bladder stones can be observed and followed up. However, once the stones start causing symptoms, early surgery is recommended. There is no medical treatment for Gallbladder stones.

Causes

  • It is considered that a bile chemical imbalance within the gallbladder is the real cause of gallstones. Although scientists are still unsure of the precise explanation for the imbalance, there are a few possible causes:

    • Too much cholesterol in your bile
    • Too much bilirubin in your bile
    • Concentrated bile due to a full gallbladder

Symptoms

  • Asymptomatic ( incidentally detected GB stones) to severe pain and infection – Acute cholecystitis / Empyema Gall bladder and Gall bladder perforation

  • Not all patients with Gall stones require surgery. Incidental Gall bladder stones can be observed and followed up. However, once the stones start causing symptoms, early surgery is recommended. There is no medical treatment for Gallbladder stones.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis

Risks & Complications

Benefits of Robot-Assisted Cholecystectomy

Benefits of Robot-Assisted Cholecystectomy

Risks & Complications

When to consult a doctor ?

Consult your surgeon as soon as you experience :

Pain abdomen – Usually right upper abdomen or even in the midline. Pain may be colicky or may come in spasms , may increase after meals. Fever may or may not be present.

  • Recurrent vomiting , pain radiating to the back
  • Yellowish discoloration  of eyes or Urine
  • Distension of abdomen.

Our Specialist

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When to consult a doctor ?

Consult your surgeon as soon as you experience :

Pain abdomen – Usually right upper abdomen or even in the midline. Pain may be colicky or may come in spasms , may increase after meals. Fever may or may not be present.

  • Recurrent vomiting , pain radiating to the back
  • Yellowish discoloration  of eyes or Urine
  • Distension of abdomen.

Our Specialist

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Insurance coverage

Insurance does cover the cost of the surgical procedure for a hysterectomy performed due to adenomyosis because it is on the list of procedures that are "medically required." The cost capping, however, may change from instance to case. Please get your healthcare or insurance company to validate this.

Insurance coverage

Insurance does cover the cost of the surgical procedure for a hysterectomy performed due to adenomyosis because it is on the list of procedures that are "medically required." The cost capping, however, may change from instance to case. Please get your healthcare or insurance company to validate this.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who needs Cholecystectomy?

    Patients with Gall bladder stones who are symptomatic for it.

                    Patients with gall bladder polyps (large size or increasing in size)

                    Asymptomatic gall stones but high risk of complications – Diabetic patients, Large solitary stones.

  • Can gall bladder stones disappear with medicines?

    No. Unfortunately there are no medicines which can effectively dissolve Gallstones. Also, small stones are more likely to be pushed into the bile ducts and may result in Jaundice or Pancreatitis.

  • Why Robotic Assisted Cholecystectomy?

    Surgery is performed through small key holes.

    High precision – 3 D clarity with wrist action instruments makes this procedure very safe for the patients. 

    Discharge on the same day is possible

    Minimal cuts results in minimal pain.

  • Does the Robot perform the surgery ? I don’t trust a Robot!

    NO!  The surgery is performed by the surgeon sitting at a console next to the patient. The robot has no independent function and is fully controlled by the primary surgeon . That is,  it will not do anything which a surgeon does not want it to.  So you are absolutely safe. You don’t have to trust the robot. Just trust your surgeon to do the best job for you.

  • Can I undergo laparoscopic cholecystectomy at Aasra Hospital?

    Yes. We offer our patients the option of Laparoscopic vs Robot assisted surgery. We are equipped with the latest 4K Laparoscopic system from Stryker to perform Laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

  • Complications of Gall stones?

    Biliary colic – Pain due to Gall bladder stones.

    Acute infections – Acute Cholecystitis , Empyema Gall bladder, Gall bladder perforation ( Rare) – Infections are generally more severe in men and in patients with co-morbidities such as Diabetes Mellitus .

    Chronic infection – Chronic Cholecystitis

    Gall Stone Pancreatitis : Small Gall stones can sometimes slip into the bile duct and result in jaundice – bile duct obstruction and/or Pancreatitis.

    Gall bladder cancer – Large solitary Gall stones can cause Gall bladder cancers.

  • When to Seek help?

    Pain abdomen – Usually right upper abdomen or even in the midline.

    Pain may be colicky or may come in spasms , may increase after meals. Fever may or may not be present.

                Recurrent vomiting , pain radiating to the back.

    Yellowish discoloration of eyes or Urine. Distension of abdomen.

  • How do we manage such patients?

    After thorough clinical examination , we will ask for a few bleed tests followed by scans (USG abdomen is the most common basic scan). We may need special scans – MRCP/ CECT abdomen depending on the results of your blood work-up.

    Once we have all the necessary reports the further procedure will be explained and treatment undertaken as required.

    Slipped Gall stones causing jaundice and /or pancreatitis requires an endoscopic procedure called ERCP – to release the stone following which a Robot Assisted / Laparoscopic Gall bladder removal is done.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who needs Cholecystectomy?

    Patients with Gall bladder stones who are symptomatic for it.

                    Patients with gall bladder polyps (large size or increasing in size)

                    Asymptomatic gall stones but high risk of complications – Diabetic patients, Large solitary stones.

  • Can gall bladder stones disappear with medicines?

    No. Unfortunately there are no medicines which can effectively dissolve Gallstones. Also, small stones are more likely to be pushed into the bile ducts and may result in Jaundice or Pancreatitis.

  • Why Robotic Assisted Cholecystectomy?

    Surgery is performed through small key holes.

    High precision – 3 D clarity with wrist action instruments makes this procedure very safe for the patients. 

    Discharge on the same day is possible

    Minimal cuts results in minimal pain.

  • Does the Robot perform the surgery ? I don’t trust a Robot!

    NO!  The surgery is performed by the surgeon sitting at a console next to the patient. The robot has no independent function and is fully controlled by the primary surgeon . That is,  it will not do anything which a surgeon does not want it to.  So you are absolutely safe. You don’t have to trust the robot. Just trust your surgeon to do the best job for you.

  • Can I undergo laparoscopic cholecystectomy at Aasra Hospital?

    Yes. We offer our patients the option of Laparoscopic vs Robot assisted surgery. We are equipped with the latest 4K Laparoscopic system from Stryker to perform Laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

  • Complications of Gall stones?

    Biliary colic – Pain due to Gall bladder stones.

    Acute infections – Acute Cholecystitis , Empyema Gall bladder, Gall bladder perforation ( Rare) – Infections are generally more severe in men and in patients with co-morbidities such as Diabetes Mellitus .

    Chronic infection – Chronic Cholecystitis

    Gall Stone Pancreatitis : Small Gall stones can sometimes slip into the bile duct and result in jaundice – bile duct obstruction and/or Pancreatitis.

    Gall bladder cancer – Large solitary Gall stones can cause Gall bladder cancers.

  • When to Seek help?

    Pain abdomen – Usually right upper abdomen or even in the midline.

    Pain may be colicky or may come in spasms , may increase after meals. Fever may or may not be present.

                Recurrent vomiting , pain radiating to the back.

    Yellowish discoloration of eyes or Urine. Distension of abdomen.

  • How do we manage such patients?

    After thorough clinical examination , we will ask for a few bleed tests followed by scans (USG abdomen is the most common basic scan). We may need special scans – MRCP/ CECT abdomen depending on the results of your blood work-up.

    Once we have all the necessary reports the further procedure will be explained and treatment undertaken as required.

    Slipped Gall stones causing jaundice and /or pancreatitis requires an endoscopic procedure called ERCP – to release the stone following which a Robot Assisted / Laparoscopic Gall bladder removal is done.

  • Facts and figures around robotic hip replacement

    Why choose Aasra for robotic knee replacement treatment?

    AASRA Hospital has the state of the art technology for performing joint replacement surgeries i,e MAKO Robitic joint replacement technology.
    There is less post operative pain, reduced hospital stay ,patient can walk early and early recovery .

    How to book appointment for aasra

    Booking an appointment with a Aasra  Orthopedician is easy. 

    Simply give us a call directly or complete our online appointment booking form. The only four questions it would ask you are “Your name,” “Contact,” and “tell us a little more about yourself.” Simply complete the form and press “submit.” One of our medical coordinators will give you a call soon to assist you in speaking with the doctor of your choice.

    Facts and figures around robotic hip replacement

    Why choose Aasra for robotic hip replacement treatment?

    AASRA Hospital has the state of the art technology for performing joint replacement surgeries i,e MAKO Robitic joint replacement technology.
    There is less post operative pain, reduced hospital stay ,patient can walk early and early recovery .

    How to book an appointment for aasra?

    Booking an appointment with a Aasra  Orthopedician is easy. 

    Simply give us a call directly or complete our online appointment booking form. The only four questions it would ask you are “Your name,” “Contact,” and “tell us a little more about yourself.” Simply complete the form and press “submit.” One of our medical coordinators will give you a call soon to assist you in speaking with the doctor of your choice.