“Robotic Surgery“ has revolutionized the medical field by storm. This surgery is gaining immense popularity for prostatectomy, hysterectomy, and heart related diseases. It is a minimally invasive surgery performed by a robot, wherein the systems are controlled by the surgeon and his/her movement’s are translated in the computer and further carried out by the robot on patients. Here, the robotic arms are attached to long instruments and are placed through small keyhole openings in the patient’s abdomen instead of the surgeon’s hands.
Though, the robot performs the operation but the entire process is actually controlled by the surgeon, which includes handling the forceps with the help of ‘master control’. The surgeon monitors the robot’s work and every movement step by step. Da Vinci Surgical System – state-of-the-art technology is used for this surgery.
Why is Robotic Surgery gaining popularity to cure prostate cancer?
Basically, prostate cancer is a malignant tumor forming in the small outer part of the masculine gland. It usually happens when the prostate cells grow without any control and invades nearby tissues to spread rapidly throughout the body. Usually if the disease is detected at an early stage it’s curable but if it’s not detected and treated on time then it can prove futile.
The reason why “robotic surgery for prostate cancer“ is gaining popularity is due to its high level of precision during operation compared to traditional surgeries. Robotic Prostatectomy removes the entire prostate, which involves taking out all the prostatic tissue and lymph nodes. After completion of the surgery the patient can go through Prostate-specific antigen (PSA), where the results for any disease will show negative as the cancer gets eliminated completely due to this low-dose radiation.
Besides there are numerous other potential benefits of Robotic Prostatectomy over traditional (open) prostate surgery, this includes:
- Small incisions
- Very low amount of blood loss
- Faster recovery
- Less expensive and shorter period of stay in hospital
- Minimal pain
- Less risk of infection & scarring
- Better erectile function
Moreover, the best part of this surgery is that the patient’s life won’t change very drastically due to it and they will be able to return back to their normal life as soon as possible. It’s indeed amazing that how this technology has expanded with leaps & bounds to completely eradicate certain urological diseases like prostate cancer.