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
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.
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.
The vision cart is the link between the surgeon console and patient cart and houses the specialised Endo-vision system.
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.
The robotic surgical system is an advancement over the conventional minimally invasive (key Hole) surgery. It offers
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
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
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.