Robotic Surgery is a method to perform surgery using very small tools attached to a robotic arm. The surgeon controls the robotic arm with a computer. The surgeon sits at a computer station and directs the movements of a robot. Small surgical tools are attached to the robot's arms. Surgery can be performed through smaller cuts than open surgery. The small, precise movements that are possible with this type of surgery give it huge advantages over standard surgical techniques. This can allow the surgeon to do a procedure through a small cut that could be done before only with open surgery.
The Apollo Institute of Robotic Surgery is committed to providing patients with exceptional clinical outcomes. The state-of-the-art operating theatres are equipped with the da Vinci® 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 used in the specialties of Urology, Gynaecology, Cardiac, Gastrointestinal surgery, Bariatrics and Paediatrics.
Another kind of robotic technology we use is the Renaissance Robotic Technology, which is the only technology specifically designed for spine surgery. Apollo hospitals is the first in Asia-Pacific to offer this surgical guidance system, which is a minimally-invasive robotic-guided spine surgery system.
Robotic Surgery at Apollo Hospitals offers many benefits to patients as compared to open surgery, including:
- Shorter hospitalization - in most cases the patient is discharged the same day
- Reduced pain and discomfort post surgery
- Faster recovery time and return to normal activities
- Smaller incisions, resulting in reduced risk of infection
- Reduced blood loss and transfusions lesser than 10%
- Minimal surgical scarring on the body