Robotic Onco Surgery
Robotic Onco Surgery
Introduction

Surgeries for cancer were traditionally done by open surgical method. Minimally invasive techniques with laparoscopy are increasingly being adopted for cancer surgery since last decade.

Procedures

The robotic surgery is done under general anesthesia after the patients are thoroughly evaluated and prepared. The surgeon places the robotic instruments and the camera in the operative field through tiny incisions...

Indications

Not all cancers are suitable to be treated with robotic surgery and not all patients are suitable for the robotic surgery. The patients are selected based on clinical factors of tumor and the scientific evidence for the benefit.

Advantages
  • Greater surgical precision
  • Ability to reach areas that are hard to access with laparoscopy or open surgical methods and perform complete resection of the tumor
  • Improved ability to save normal tissues not affected by cancer