Robotic Nephrectomy Surgery in Bangalore
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Robotic-Assisted Surgery (RAS) has been increasing in popularity over the last several years, and its application in medical treatment has skyrocketed worldwide. With these advanced & tech-driven surgeries, surgeons can carry out many difficult treatments with better accuracy, adaptability, and control, which is impossible with traditional methods. One such Robotic-Assisted Surgery is Robotic Nephrectomy.
In Robotic Nephrectomy, a type of Robot-Assisted Surgery, our skilled and experienced team of surgeons at Apollo Hospitals, Karnataka removes the kidney’s malignant portion surgically. We have a specialised robotic surgery department at Apollo Hospitals, Karnataka that significantly improves the surgical operation’s visualisation, accuracy, control, and dexterity by assisting the doctors in carrying out difficult surgery in a way they have never done before. Our doctors can now provide the advantages of minimally invasive surgery to the widest variety of patients because of these new surgical advancements.
Advanced Robotic Nephrectomy at Apollo Hospitals, Karnataka
Partial Nephrectomy, often referred to as nephron-sparing surgery, is more accurately defined as the removal of a tumour from the kidney while keeping the healthy kidney behind. Typically, this type of surgery is used when the tumour is smaller than 4 cm in size. But if they are in particular places and easily accessible, tumours between 4 and 7 centimetres in diameter can also be removed by Partial Nephrectomy. The ability to treat more difficult tumours with this treatment has considerably reduced the likelihood of any cardiovascular issues in the future. This method has been shown to have dramatically improved kidney cancer outcomes.
Most frequently, a da Vinci Robotic Prostatectomy at Apollo Hospitals, Karnataka is the best course of action in cases that require Partial Nephrectomy. As a result, the cancer is removed using a mix of high-definition 3D magnification, cutting-edge robotic technology, and several tiny devices. The ultimate objective is to give patients access to high-quality surgical care through the use of tiny incisions, allowing them to heal rapidly and resume their lives as soon as possible after surgery.
How does this help?
A robotic partial nephrectomy helps preserve the healthy or optimally functioning kidney by just removing the damaged tissue. The remaining kidney function gets improved as a result of this preservation. Complete kidney removal is the conventional treatment for locally advanced kidney cancer. Moreover, insufficient renal function and the requirement for dialysis might occur if the entire kidney is removed.
Preparation For the Surgery
- Blood and urine tests are performed prior to surgery.
- All patients must have a Pre-Anaesthetic Checkup (PAC).
- With a cardiologist’s approval, patients must cease taking medications like Ecosprin or Clopidogrel – five to seven days before surgery.
- Smoking impairs the body’s natural capacity for self-healing, so you must stop smoking.
- Diabetes must be under control prior to surgery. It must be done with an endocrinologist, and as directed, either oral medications or insulin must be administered.
- The night before your procedure, you will be told to abstain from eating and drinking after 12 AM. It is recommended to avoid any bad consequences from probable nausea brought on by anaesthesia, which some patients may suffer.
- Depending on the situation, evaluations are conducted by cardiologists, respiratory doctors, and other attending physicians.
You are completely asleep during the surgery since it is done under general anaesthesia. The length of an operation is typically between three and four hours; however, it might vary from person to person.
Making small abdominal incisions allows the robotic surgical tool and camera to be introduced, the fundamental steps in carrying out the Robotic Nephrectomy. After that, carbon dioxide gas is blown into the abdominal cavity to create room for the camera and surgical tools to be manoeuvred to access the malignant areas. Finally, the physician may remotely operate the robot by using a console that is not too far from the patient and allows the surgeon to see the magnified operating area in three dimensions.
Clamping the blood arteries temporarily stops the blood supply to the malignant kidney, separating the kidney from the surrounding tissue so the tumour may be surgically removed. After the surgeon removes the tumour from the body, the remaining kidney tissue is repaired.
- Our experienced staff will continuously monitor you following the surgery to treat any discomfort or fluid retention.
- Drains and urine catheters are completely disconnected till the second postoperative day.
- After surgery, you will be urged to move around to promote blood flow, healing, and the return of normal function. Walking following surgery also reduces the risk of complications like pneumonia.
- For the purpose of maintaining kidney function, discharge instructions often contain recommendations for a balanced diet, frequent exercise, and checkups.
Benefits of the Minimally Invasive Robotic Nephrectomy Procedure
In addition to diminishing the possibility of discomfort and reducing the risk of infection, patients are also believed to experience less blood loss, lesser pain, fewer scars, and a quicker recovery period. Additionally, research has shown that the robotic technique’s efficacy is comparable to that of the traditional way while dramatically reducing morbidity.
With superior visual access and the promotion of accuracy, flexibility, and control, it allows surgeons to execute more intricate, delicate, and minute surgeries that would be impossible with conventional techniques.
A better vision of the operating field because of the 3D magnification displays, which provide a 20–40 times better picture of the surgical site than the naked eye. This enables the surgeon to perform procedures with more accuracy.
The Institute of Kidney & Urology at Apollo Hospitals, Karnataka serves as a reference site for all urologic malignancies and is renowned for its superior care of kidney cancer & tumours. Our certified doctors and surgeons, with years of experience in the field, are among the best in the nation and have extensive knowledge in performing Partial Nephrectomies.
Our staff routinely performs complicated kidney procedures, including those for cystic lesions, hilar tumours, tumours in solitary kidneys, and numerous tumours in single kidneys, among others.