Robotic Urology Surgery
About Robotic Surgery
Robotic Surgery is an alternative to open surgery and laparoscopic surgeries.
Traditional urological surgery is performed through a large incision. Laparoscopy is a more recent approach that uses a minimally invasive technique, where a lighted tube with a camera called a laparoscope is inserted through small incisions to give your surgeon a clear view of the disease.
Robotic technology has further advanced laparoscopy and Dr Kim is an accredited robotic surgeon always striving to achieve the best outcomes for his patients.
Advantages of Robotic Surgery
With the advancements in technology and robotics, it is becoming easier to perform complex surgical procedures with high accuracy and precision, and with minimal invasion.
Robotic surgery offers a number of benefits specifically, can improve a procedures outcomes by offering:
- Highly precise robotic arms delivering greater control and greatly improved manoeuvrability when compared with a human hand,
- Using 3D imaging instruments, which help better visualise the operative field and minimise damage to surrounding tissue,
- Smaller incisions which are minimally invasive, less scarring and less bleeding,
- Faster surgery with less pain
- Reduced incidences of postoperative complications,
- Quicker recovery times, allowing a quicker return to your regular activities.
Robotic surgery also allows sutures inside the body more accurately which could be difficult during laparoscopic procedures for even the most skilled surgeons.
Types of Robotic Urological Surgery
Procedures which are performed in confined spaces or where greater precision is required to remove small tissues can benefit, these can include: