Introduction

Robotic surgery is a different way of doing laparoscopic surgery with better technological backup and technical comfort. Robotic surgery is one of the most advanced forms of surgeries that are surfacing in medical sector. Robotic surgery has indeed marked the beginning of revolution in surgeries.

How Robot Works in surgery?

Robotic surgery is completely a safe surgical approach like laparoscopic surgery. To make it clear, robot doesn’t take complete control over the patient, and at all times surgeon has the complete control over it. He is the one who gives instruction to the robot by performing finger, wrist and foot movements. These movements are transmitted to the robotic arm which is being fit to the patient, thereby those movements are synchronized by them and surgery is executed in a precise manner. The robotic system consists of a console, robot and a patient-side cart. It is a sophisticated, but expensive tool controlled by a surgeon. The surgical console has a built-in, three-dimensional vision on a real-time image screen where the surgeon views the target area in high definition and 15X magnification. The robotic instruments which work on the human tissues are attached to the robotic arms and are very fine and precise. The entire system uses a mechanical robotic pulley system and software algorithms to synchronize different functions. Within the console, the surgeon has foot and hand controls to facilitate different movements and use energy sources as needed during surgery. One or two assistant surgeons work at the patient side providing assistance.

Facilities

Why to select Robotic Surgery?

The Reasons are:

  1. It is a less invasive procedure and robotic arms are much easier to use.
  2. Accurate and precise dissection and suturing
  3. It reduces hand tremors and movements
  4. All critical parts of body which are hard to access can be easily reached with the help of robotic arms.
  5. Reduced trauma to the body.
  6. Less anaesthesia.
  7. Often less blood loss and need for transfusions.
  8. Less postoperative pain and discomfort.
  9. Less risk of infection.
  10. Shorter hospital stay.
  11. Faster recovery and return to normal daily activities
  12. Less scarring are a few advantages of robotic surgery. (The last few are true for any minimal access surgical procedure.).

The major specialities practicing robot-assisted surgery are: Surgical Gastroenterology, Bariatric Surgery/ Obesity Surgery, Urology, Gynaecology, General surgery, Thoracic and cardiac surgery, ENT and neuro-surgery. 

Doctors

  • Dr. Ramesh Ardhanari, MS, M.Ch.(GE), FRCS(G) - Medical Director & Senior Consultant
  • Dr. N. Mohan, MS, DNB (GE), FACS, - Senior Consultant
  • Dr. P.L. Alagammai, MD (Gen. Med), DM (GE) - Consultant
  • Dr. S. Jegadesh Chandra Bose, MS, M.Ch (GE), - Junior Consultant
  • Dr. Srinivasan Ramachandran, MBBS., DNB.,(Gen. Sur) M.ch., (G)  - Junior Consultant
  • Dr. Sandeep R.Sharama, MD.,( Gen.Med) DM.,(GE) - Junior Consultant