The medical sector in our country is growing at a rapid pace with new technologies being introduced in each sector. One such technology is usage of robots for surgeries. Dr. Swapna Misra tells us how it is a boon for the gynaecological related diseases.
By Dr Swapna Misra, Director, Obstetrics and Gynaecology,
Fortis Hospital Mohali
Q1. Since when has robotic aided surgery being used?
Fortis Mohali started Robotic Surgery for Gynaecological-related diseases in August, 2017.
Q2. When is robotic surgery recommended to patients and the indications?
Any surgery that can be done laparoscopically can also be done through Robotic Surgery. Patients have minimal blood loss, less scarring and the recovery process is faster. The robot-assisted arms provide better precision and accuracy to the surgeon.
Q3. Which are the diseases, specifically, for which you have used robotic aided surgery. Where is it used the most?
Robotic surgery is performed to treat gynae cancer, fibroids, endometriosis, vesico-vaginal fistula, ovarian cyst, Salpingo-oophorectomy, ovarian cystectomy or ovariotomy, myomectomy, hysterectomy, besides cancers involving the uterus, ovary and cervix.
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