Robots are an amazing human invention, which we were able to accomplish due to the knowledge and understanding we have about the human body.
In today’s article we are going to talk about robot assisted surgery and how, they have changed the area of surgery.
Many types of complex procedures are being performed by doctors, using robotic surgery or robot assisted surgery.
Doctors are able to achieve more precision, flexibility and control, than ever possible with conventional techniques, when they use robots to perform their surgery.
Minimal invasive surgery is also associated with robotic surgery, because through a tiny incision, procedures are performed.
Certain open surgical procedures, also use the help of robotics, because doctors have more flexibility and precision.
Robot assisted surgery provides improved diagnostic abilities, and less invasive and comfortable experience for the patient.
Through robot assisted surgery, doctors are also able to perform smaller and more precise interventions.
Prostate surgery, hysterectomies, the removal of fibroids, joint replacements, open-heart surgery and kidney surgeries, are all surgeries, which can be performed with robots.
Robot assisted surgery, can also be used to improve organ biopsies, when the robots are used together with MRIs.
Robots also allow for the doctors, to be in a different location from the patient, because the physician can see images of the patient, and control the robot through a computer.
Physicians don’t have to worry about strain or fatigue also, because surgeries, which can last hours, can be performed by robots, and not cause the doctors to experience hand fatigue and tremors causing the surgery to fail.
Although robotics are a great tool in surgery, medical robots can have many setbacks, which are slowing down the process of getting them into medicine fully.
Doctors are still embracing the idea of medical robotics, because there are still a lot of work, which needs to be done.
Also robots don’t respond fast enough, to the doctor’s commands, which make it difficult for doctors to control robots.
Another problem with medical robotics, is that physicians would now have to learn a whole new technology, because if the physician does not know how to correctly control the robots, the doctor could cause more damage to the patient.
During a surgery anything can go wrong, and computer programs don’t adjust to the changes, which can happen during a surgery, like a human would be able to adjust to the changes.
Robot assisted surgery are not available in most hospitals, therefore, a patient has to travel to far places, in order for them to receive this type of surgery.
Doctors are also required to be urologic surgeons, trained in oncologic surgery, and have extensive laparoscopic and robotic surgical experience, in order for them to be able to perform robot assisted surgeries.
Robot assisted surgery is a fairly new technology, and its uses of efficacy, have not been well established in the medical arena as of yet.
Also the cost of robot assisted surgery are very high, which drive patients to pay a lot more money for a surgery, which could cost less, if a robot was not involved.
We are at the beginning stages, of this technology, and there is a lot of work to be done, in order to make robot assisted surgery, the way that surgery is done.
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