The GI tract and the abdominal region of our body is extremely sensitive. Any kind of condition here can lead to surgery. The cause for these surgeries can be to treat weight issues, digestive concerns, organ dysfunctions, etc. Since the region deals with the most number of vital organs in our body, including the digestive and endocrine systems, every GI surgery has a high risk factor. Therefore to help surgeons perform precise operations and to help patients recover faster, off late GI surgeons are opting for Robotic GI Surgery.
Surgeries in the GI region involve multiple organs and associated problems because of everything being packed into one area. With robotic assistance, precise surgery is performed on the exact organ or area which otherwise would have a high risk of adjacent damage from surgery.
The long specialised tools of robotic arms help the surgeon reach difficult to access regions without creating any surgical complications due to human errors. There are complex surgeries being carried out with robotic systems for GI related procedures. The most significant ones are:
- Heller myotomy Surgery: This helps in the treatment of Achalasia.
- Nissen fundoplication: Specifically performed to treat Hiatal Hernias.
- Gall Bladder Removal Surgery
Our active robotic technology, a trailblazer in fine precision robotic surgery, employs a unique set of robotic arms for enhancing a surgeon’s skillset. The robotic system helps:
- Execute procedures under the watchful supervision of a skilled surgeon.
- Provides precision and dexterity in cutting and milling processes.
- Elevates clinical efficiency by ensuring utmost accuracy.
- Eliminates the likelihood of recurring surgeries and related issues.
- A camera arm and four mechanical arms equipped with long & fine surgical instruments.
- A surgical console enabling the surgeon to control the arms while positioned near the operating table.
- A high-definition, magnified, 3D view of the surgical site provided by a camera.
- The surgeon leads a team and robotic arms offer complete control to the surgeon from the console with fully wristed articulation.
- Intelligent feedback is provided to assist doctors in optimising surgical manoeuvres.
- Fourth-generation robotic instrument arms enable the placement of ports in a straight line, facilitating seamless multi-port procedures.
- A universal arm design allows the surgeon to insert the endoscope on any arm at any point during the procedure.
- The robot is equipped with longer instruments and thinner arms to improve range of motion and enhance precision, while reducing the risk of collision in narrow and delicate areas.
Highly precise surgery for gallbladder removal is gradually being performed using robot-assisted technology due to the quicker recovery that follows post procedure.
- Doctors explain the diagnosis to patients for an informed decision.
- Patients undergo high-end CT scans of the localised area for surgery.
- CT scans are used to create a comprehensive surgery plan.
- Patient is synced with the robotic system and stabilised for surgery.
- Surgical ports are introduced to the patient terminal, providing a 3D view for the surgeon’s camera console.
- Surgeons perform the gallbladder removal surgery while the AI replicates their movements on the patient’s end.
- Robotic AI continuously reviews the procedure in real-time, assisting the surgeon by making accurate cuts with the robotic arm.
GI surgeries involve a lot of vital organs and therefore demand a highly delicate approach. This makes robotic GI surgery significantly beneficial for both the patient and the surgeon.
- Overall better clinical outcomes.
- Quicker recovery time.
- Smaller scars.
- Shorter hospital stays.
- Reduced blood loss.
- Lower risk of infection.
- Reduced pain during recovery.
A Robotic System is a fully automated, active technology. It offers multiple benefits to both the surgeon and the patient. It is the most advanced surgical equipment and the benefits of this robotic system can be summarised as:
- Possibility of doing surgery in constrained bodily areas
- Better visualisation with HD magnified 3D imaging superior to the naked eye.
- Greater precision with minimised human errors using robotic arms.
The CK Birla Hospital employs state-of-the-art surgical techniques to improve your quality of life. Surgeons can now seamlessly conduct vital procedures with enhanced ease, flexibility, accuracy, and precision, all thanks to the latest advancements in technology, ensuring optimal clinical results.
Highlights of Robotic Surgery
- Multidisciplinary team approach.
- Innovation-driven healthcare solutions.
- Fast and comprehensive recovery.
- World-class physiotherapy support.
- End-to-end rehabilitation support post-surgery as applicable.
No, they differ. Laparoscopic procedures involve hand-held tools, while robot-assisted surgery allows control through a console and a 3D monitor.
A skilled surgeon will perform the entire procedure using a robotic arm, while being stationed at a console. The AI tech directs robotic arms to replicate the movements.
No, the decision depends on the patient’s condition and body’s ability to withstand surgery. In critical cases, surgeons often prefer robotic-assisted surgery for precise movements and reduced risk of errors.
Robotic surgery surpasses conventional methods with accuracy, minimal blood loss, reduced discomfort, and lower infection rates. This is a preferred choice due to undeniable benefits in surgical outcomes and patient recovery.
Incision healing takes as less as three to four weeks. Most patients are able to resume work within two to three weeks post-procedure.
No, it demands trained medical professionals and specific equipment. At the CK Birla Hospital, Gurugram, our team comprises experienced and qualified robotic surgeons for excellent outcomes.