Your Robo-Surgeon Will See You Now: The Advantages Of Robotic Surgery

Robotic Surgery: The Ins And Outs

The field is constantly evolving, with the use of surgical robotics in general procedures such as gastrectomy, hernia repair, bariatric surgery and transoral surgery, on the rise. In fact, more than 90% of prostate cancer surgeries are now done robotically.

The Robotic Surgery Market

Currently, robotic procedures only make up around 2% of all procedures. But technological advancements, increased production capacity, and improved connectivity are giving a boost to the surgical phenomenon globally. Subsequently, the global medical robots market is estimated to reach $12.7 billion by 2027 from an estimated $5.9 billion in 2020.

The Advantages of Robo-Surgeons:

Robo-surgeons are ample with benefits for both patients and doctors. For surgeons, robotic surgery allows them to perform various types of complex procedures with more precision, control, and flexibility than is possible with conventional techniques. Subsequent to robotic surgery being less invasive and more precise, the advantages for patients are copious.

  • Reduced blood loss in the procedure being performed through small incisions
  • Fewer complications, such as surgical site infections
  • Smaller, less noticeable scars
  • A reduced length of time in hospital following surgery
  • A faster return to functional status
  • Potential significant reduction in pain and trauma
  • In many cases, greater clinical outcomes
  • Enhanced precision, flexibility and control during procedures
  • Greater visibility of the site of surgery
  • Improved visual field
  • Access to hard-to-reach areas
  • Enhanced dexterity
  • Reduced strain on the operator and thus the risk for fatigue-related procedural errors

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