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SURGICAL ONCOLOGY

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Complex tumour removals are skillfully performed by Apollo's highly trained and motivated surgical oncologists. They are ably supported by dedicated operating theatres, recovery and ICU staff. Apollo's success rate in oncology surgeries is comparable to that of the best centres in the world. Specialized surgeries like skull base, commando, liver resection, micro vascular reconstructions of flaps, extensive resection of hepatic and lung tumours, limb conserving surgery in bone tumours, laparoscopic surgery in staging and diagnosis, and the like are performed with high success rates.

ROBOTIC CANCER SURGERY

The Apollo Institutes of Robotic Surgery are committed to providing patients with an exceptional experience using cutting edge treatment options.

Our state-of-the-art operating theatres are equipped with the da Vinci Si surgical system, the most advanced platform for minimally invasive surgery available today. The four armed surgical robotic system is a breakthrough in surgical technology and is offered across the following specialties:

  • Urology
  • Gynaecology
  • Cardiac
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Bariatrics
  • Pediatrics

How is Robotic surgery performed?

Robot-assisted surgery integrates advanced computer technology with the experience of skilled surgeons. This technology provides the surgeon with a 10x magnified, high definition, 3D-image of the body's intricate anatomy. The controls in the console allow the surgeon to manipulate special surgical instruments that are smaller, as well as more flexible and manoeuvrable than the human hand. The surgeon is thus in complete control of the surgical procedure. The robot helps replicate the surgeon’s hand movements, while minimizing hand tremors. The surgery is thus operated with enhanced precision, dexterity and control even during the most complex procedures.

Why Robotics for Cancer?

Robot-assisted surgery when indicated for cancer patients offers various unique advantages.

  • The enhanced precision and control offered by the da Vinci system allows surgeons to perform delicate procedures like prostate surgery while preserving the nerve fibres and blood vessels attached to the gland.
  • The enhanced vision of the surgical field offers surgeons the ability to clearly differentiate between tissue planes and effect precise tumour removal.
  • The ability of the da Vinci system to scale the surgeon’s movement allows for better cancer clearance while preserving healthy tissue.
  • Robotic surgery can also benefit patients needing treatment for kidney, cervical, uterine and ovarian cancer.
  • Patients with colo-rectal cancers can look forward to a quicker return to normal bowel functions and diet following a robot-assisted procedure.

Advantages of Robot-Assisted Surgery:

  • Micro-Precision Surgery
  • Better Cancer Control
  • Less Damage to Healthy Tissue
  • Reduced Risk of Wound Infection
  • Minimal Blood Loss during Surgery
  • Faster Return to Urinary Continence
  • Faster Return of Sexual Function
  • Quicker Return to Bowel Movement
  • Reduced Hospital Stay
  • Faster Recovery
  • Less Pain
  • Less Visible Scars
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