Robotic Cancer Surgery

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Robotic Cancer Surgery

It refers to when surgeons direct the surgery using robotic tools. Robotic surgery systems use one or more robotic arms that surgeons control remotely and precisely using a nearby console. One robot arm has a laparoscope. Other arms hold tiny surgical instruments that can fit into an incision less than an inch long. The surgeon sits at a screen that provides 3-dimensional views of the tumor. The robotic device used in surgery are known for having greater dexterity and range of motion than humans have using traditional laparoscopic, or minimally invasive, surgery.

Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgeries

  • Prostate cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Some gynecologic cancers

Benefits of Robotic Cancer Surgery

  • Reduced pain
  • Lower risk of infection or complications
  • Less blood loss (fewer transfusions)
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Less scarring due to smaller incisions
  • Faster return to normal activities