A Promising Future
Role of Robotics Surgery in the field of
With advancements in medical practices and continually emerging
technology, the treatment landscape for Cancer looks phenomenally
different from the contemporary surgical trends in the 80s and the
90s. With the endeavour to pour life into inanimate objects, the
futurists of our generation have made Robotics Surgery a commonly
The Robotic System allows surgeons to perform a variety of delicate
and complicated surgical procedures to otherwise inaccessible
Cancerous Tumours. Unlike manual procedures, Robotic Surgery
helps in enhanced vision, dexterity, precision and control. In Roboticassisted
Laparoscopic Surgery, the surgeon passes a laparoscope
through a minute incision made using a robotic arm. This enables
the surgeon to examine the internal region of the body on a nearby
Robotic Systems equip a surgeon to execute complex tasks like
Prostate Surgery while preserving the nerve fibre and blood vessels
attached to the gland. Application of automated techniques enables a
clear distinction between tissue planes and precise Tumour removal.
Maintaining of oncological standards, handling issues and outcomes
that arise during an operation and adopting more suitable techniques
to help minimise complications are the principles which inspired the
minimally invasive approach in Oncological Surgery.
Often, cell growth in the body infects the tissue on a deeper level which
demands an intensive treatment that can guarantee a high clearance
rate while preserving the healthy tissue at the same time. Robotic
Surgery ensures all such procedures are executed with the utmost
care and quality. In cases related to Kidney, Cervical, Uterine and
Ovarian Cancer, Robotic Surgery uses an improved sense of precision,
dexterity and control as these regions are highly delicate and require
an unwavering application of instruments into the affected area.
Apart from micro-precision surgery, minimal blood loss, faster return
of sexual function, and reduced hospital stay; Robotics provides better
Cancer control in relapse cases, reduced risk of wound infection,
smoother bowel movement and significant results on scar visibility.
Such a wide range of benefits in the field of Oncology demonstrates
multiple opportunities for surgical applications in the treatment
of various stages of Cancer. Sharing the robotic system between
different specialities in the same hospital; training and caseload are
crucial to optimising the quality of the surgical performance and
further development of new devices may help to decrease the costs
and increase the diffusion of this technology.