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The introduction of Robotic Surgery to the field of Gynecology has resulted in major changes in surgical management of gynecological conditions USFDA approved Robotic Surgical System in 2005 for gynecological surgery and since then it has been rapidly adopted by Gynae Onco Surgeons (Gynae Oncologists) and Gynecologists across the world. 

Robotic arms are designed such as to provide the operating surgeon with finer movements and better reach to complex, hard to reach areas thus delivering greater precision and further enhancing their dexterity. 

The robot comprises of three components: A surgeon’s console, a patient-side cart with four robotic arms and a high-definition three-dimensional (3D) vision system. Your robotic surgeon operates on you! She uses the narrow, lighted scope and miniature instruments which are controlled through the robotic system. Due to this system, surgeons can treat several conditions that are related to women’s reproductive organs. 

  • Conditions Suitable for Robotic-assisted Gynae Oncology Surgery

    • Endometrial cancer
    • STUMP (uterine smooth muscle tumor of uncertain malignant potential)
    • Uterine sarcoma
    • Ovarian mass/ Tubal mass (Simple/Complex)
    • Borderline ovarian cancer
    • Early ovarian cancer
    • Early cervical cancer
    • Premalignant lesions of Cervix
    • Premalignant lesions of Endometrium.

  • Procedures performed for Robotic-assisted Gyne Oncology Surgery

    • Total hysterectomies, simple/ complex with or without salpingo-oophorectomy
    • Radical hysterectomy
    • Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection
    • Omentectomy
    • Excision of ovarian mass /Cyst (Simple/complex)
    • Excision of recurrent /residual tumor
    • Sentinel Lymph node mapping and excision
    • Fertility preserving surgery
    • Staging surgery
    • Completion surgery
    • Radical Trachelectomy
    • Inguinofemoral Node dissection
    • Surgeries for premalignant lesions of uterus and cervix
    • Risk-reducing surgery of salpingo-oophorectomy

  • Conditions suitable for Robot-assisted Gynaecologic Surgery

    • Fibroid uterus
    • Endometriosis
    • TO mass
    • Tubal/Ovarian cyst
    • Endometrial hyperplasia / other benign pathologies
    • Tubal sterilization
    • Pelvic organ prolapses

  • Procedures Performed by Robot-assisted Gynaecologic Surgery

    • Simple / Complex hysterectomy
    • Excision of tubal /ovarian cyst / TO mass
    • Myomectomy
    • Sacrocolpopexy
    • Tubal anastomosis after sterilization
    • Surgery for endometriosis

  • Benefits of Robot-assisted Surgery

    • 4 or 5 small incisions of about 7mm instead of long incision (cut) reaching above the naval
    • Blood loss is significantly reduced compared to open surgery thus reducing the need for blood transfusion
    • Significantly less pain reducing the requirement of analgesics (pain killers)
    • Usually, oral feeds are started on the same day
    • Quick recovery
    • Shorter hospital stays of about one day
    • Early return to work in around two weeks
    • These benefits provide added advantage to the obese and diabetic patients and those with other comorbid conditions where wound complications of long incision (cut) can be avoided

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  • Are there different types of Surgery?

    Open surgery

    This requires large incisions to view the entire surgery area and perform the procedure using hand-held tools.

    Minimally invasive surgery includes:

    Traditional laparoscopic surgery:
    Surgeons perform laparoscopic surgery using special long-hand held tools while viewing magnified images from the laparoscope (camera) on a video screen. Laparoscopy requires much smaller incision than open surgery. Instruments have restricted range of motion as compared to Robotic arms.

    Robotic-assisted surgery:
    While the word “robotic” is in the description, a robot doesn’t perform surgery. Your surgeon is the one performing surgery using the Robot and instruments. Robotic arms are operated by the surgeon at the console. With robotic arms and instruments engineered specifically for surgical use, the operative team can observe the surgery area in a highly accurate manner, with improved control, and in three-dimensional high definition.

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