Robotic Surgery



What is Robotic Surgery ?

Robotic Surgery is an advanced form of minimally invasive (key hole) surgery for various chest diseases which involves the use of the state of art Surgical Robot to perform surgery inside the chest using 3-5 small (1-1.5 cm) cuts instead of conventional open surgery.

The robotic system consists of three main parts



The Surgeon Console

It is the command centre which the lead surgeon uses to perform the surgery. It has a binocular view-finder which provides a magnified high definition stereoscopic (3D) vision of the inside of the chest cavity and has master controllers which the surgeon uses to perform the surgery.

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The Patient Cart with Robotic Arms

The patient cart consists of the surgical system’s arms which hold the specialised ports (hollow metallic tubes) through which highly specialised wristed robotic instruments are inserted inside the chest cavity.

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The Vision Cart

The vision cart is the link between the surgeon console and patient cart and houses the specialised Endo-vision system.

How does it work ?

The patient is given general anaesthesia. And after preparations the surgeon makes 3-5 small 1-1.5 cms cuts on the chest through which he introduces specialised robotic ports (metallic Hollow tube). The patient cart is then attached to these ports through which specialised instruments are introduced. The lead surgeon then sits on the surgeon console and uses the master controllers to control the robotic instruments which work like miniature human hands and carry out the procedure with incredible preciseness.

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Advantages of Robotic Surgery

The robotic surgical system is an advancement over the conventional minimally invasive (key Hole) surgery. It offers

Better Magnification

Stereoscopic 3 D vsison with better depth perception

More precise movements with filtration of tremors

Adds the power of human wrist at the to the instruments allowing for a much finer and natural movement

These technological advantages translates into

lesser blood loss

Lesser pain after Surgery

Lower incidence of post-op pneumonia

Reduced duration of hospital Stay

Reduced use of pain medication

Earleier return to work

No rib fractures during surgery

Better cosmetic results

Procedures done using the Robotic

Robotic Thymectomy for Myasthenia Gravis.

Robotic Thymectomy for Thymoma.

Robotic Lobectomy for Lung cancer/other diseases.

Robotic Excision of Anterior Mediastinal Mass (Dermoid cyst)

Robotic Excision of Posterior Mediastinal Mass (Posterior Mediastinal Tumour / Bronchogenic cyst )

Robotic Repair of Morgagni Hernia

Robotic Esophagectomy for Cancer/Other Diseases.

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