What is Robotic Surgery?

Robotic surgery is a method that has been practiced since 1970 and is usually used for interventions in complex situations. Robotic surgery can help perform surgical procedures more precisely, safely, and less invasively (operating incisions). Robotic surgery technology allows surgeons to perform surgery more accurately, precisely and safely. In the continuation of the article, you can find more comprehensive information about robotic surgery. 

In Which Treatment Methods is Robotic Surgery Used?

The use of robotic surgery depends on the type of disease and the general health of the patient. This method is generally used for the surgery of more complex and hard-to-reach areas. Some of the conditions in which robotic surgery is used are as follows:

  • Heart and lung diseases
  • Gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and obesity
  • Sleep apnea
  • Tonsillitis
  • Neurological diseases such as scoliosis, spinal stenosis, hernia
  • Problems with the prostate, kidney or bladder
  • Some gynecological diseases such as uterine prolapse, chocolate cyst or myomas
  • Some gastrointestinal diseases, such as gallbladder, pancreas, esophagus or liver
  • Laryngeal cleft
  • Cancer

In Which Surgeries is Robotic Surgery Used?

Robotic surgery allows the surgeon to more precisely control hand movements via robotic arms. During the robotic surgery procedure, the surgeon sits at a console and robotic arms and instruments perform the operation inside the patient’s body. The console gives the surgeon a high-resolution and 3-dimensional view of the area to be operated on. These robotic arms mimic the surgeon’s hand movements and guide instruments very precisely. Some of the surgeries where robotic surgery is used are as follows:

  • Robotic surgery kidney operation
  • Robotic surgery hair transplantation
  • Robotic surgery prostate
  • Robotic surgery urology
  • Robotic surgery bypass
  • Robotic surgery bladder cancer
  • Robotic surgery heart operation

Which Gynecological Diseases are Robotic Surgeries Used in?

Robotic surgery can be used for the operation of various gynecological diseases. Some of these are as follows:

  • Endometriosis (chocolate cyst)
  • Cervical cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Uterine cancer
  • Myomas

What are the Advantages of Robotic Surgery?

Robotic surgery is a technology that allows a less invasive procedure to be performed. This method allows for smaller incisions and less tissue damage to perform the surgical procedure. Thus, it can be ensured that the healing process is faster, there is less pain and less blood loss. Robotic arms can rotate at an angle of 360 degrees, and thanks to this feature, even the hardest-to-reach areas of the human body can be reached. This technology also allows the surgeon to operate in more challenging and narrow areas inside the body, which can make some procedures more successful. Some of the advantages of robotic surgery are as follows:

  • Fewer complications, including infection of the surgical site
  • Less blood loss and pain after the procedure
  • Shorter duration of hospital stay
  • Smaller and unnoticeable surgery scars than usual
  • Fewer readmissions to the hospital
  • Less blood clotting after surgery
  • Faster recovery after surgery
  • Faster return to daily life

Are There Any Disadvantages of Robotic Surgery?

Although robotic surgery offers many advantages compared to traditional surgery, it may contain some disadvantages. In order to minimize the risks during the application of this method, it is important that the surgeon performing the surgery is experienced and trained in the field of robotic surgery. It is also important to take into account the health status of the patient and take the necessary measures to minimize the risk of infection. In general, some risks that may occur during robotic surgery can be listed as follows:

  • Technical fault
  • Improper use of robotic equipment
  • Infection
  • Patient incompatibility with the method

In addition to the above-mentioned risks, robotic surgery is a more costly method than other treatment methods, and in this sense, it may disadvantage patients.

Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery

Laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery are considered minimally invasive surgical methods and provide a shorter recovery time than traditional open surgery. Laparoscopic surgery provides access to the abdominal cavity using a special camera and a thin set of laparoscopic instruments. This method is used for surgery of the uterus, ovaries, tubes and other structures in the pelvis area. Many advantages such as less bleeding, less pain, less tissue damage and faster recovery time can be achieved with laparoscopic surgery.

Robotic surgery, on the other hand, is a system in which surgical instruments are guided through robotic arms. In addition to the advantages of laparoscopic surgery, this method can make surgical procedures easier thanks to its robotic arms that can make more precise and controllable movements. Robotic surgery is more expensive than laparoscopic surgery, but in some cases it is less invasive and can shorten patients’ recovery time.

It is used in many areas such as laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery, gynecology and urological surgeries. However, many factors such as the patient’s condition, the type of surgery and the surgeon’s experience are taken into account when deciding which method to use. 

What is Makoplasty Robotic Surgery?

Makoplasty is a method used to repair or replace a joint with robotic technology during a surgical procedure. This method, which is used especially in the hip, knee and shoulder joints, allows a more accurate and precise surgery to be performed. Makoplasty surgery first begins with the creation of a three-dimensional image of the joint area through a computed tomography (CT) scan. The surgeon then uses a robotic device to perform the necessary operations to repair or replace the joint using these images.

Macoplasty surgery is a less invasive method as in other robotic surgeries and the recovery time is shorter. Thanks to this method, patients feel less post-operative pain.

What is the Cost of Robotic Surgery Surgery?

Robotic surgery prices depend on many factors such as the country where the patient is located, the characteristics of the hospital, the type of surgery and the patient’s insurance status. Prices may also vary according to the disease to be operated on. For example, robotic knee surgery prices and robotic heart surgery prices may differ. In our country, robotic surgery prices vary according to the specified parameters. However, in general, robotic surgical operations have a higher cost than other surgical methods.

Pricing of robotic surgery can be covered by patients’ health insurance companies. However, insurance companies may require patients to meet certain criteria before paying for robotic surgery. Therefore, it is recommended that patients considering robotic surgery should first contact the health institution where the surgery will be performed and their health insurance companies. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Robotic Surgery

 Some of the frequently asked questions about robotic surgery are as follows:

  • Is robotic surgery dangerous?

Robotic surgery is a method developed to reduce the risks of surgeries. Robotic surgery can often provide benefits such as less blood loss, less pain, less scarring and faster recovery time. However, as in any medical procedure, robotic surgery can also have potential risks. Technical malfunctions or system errors may occur in robotic devices during surgery.

Robotic surgery can provide many advantages compared to traditional surgery. You can also contact a medical institution for more comprehensive information about robotic surgery applications. Robotic surgery procedures are performed at Liv Hospital.

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