Urology

Robotic Urology Surgery

Description:

Robotic Surgery as the name indicates this is the computer assisted surgery in which robotics arms are used in surgical procedures. Robotic surgery is minimally invasive surgery.

In robotic surgery the surgeon uses a telemanipulator or controls the instruments through computer.

In telemanipulator surgeon use a remote which allows the surgeon to perform the surgery with normal movements.

On the other hand in computer controlled systems the robotic arms are controlled by the surgeon using a computer. One major advantage of computer controlled system is that it can be performed in the absence of surgeon .The surgeon should not have to be present there but he/she can performed the surgery from anywhere in the world . For input system in computerized method telemanipulator can also used.

COMPLICATIONS:

The main complication of robotic surgery is that it can breakdown during the surgery .Other complications that can occur are those associated with any other surgery.


Post Operative Care

  • Robotic surgery will take some time and effort to recover as it is a major surgery.

  • Generally patients will be discharged from the hospital with a urinary catheter about 24 hours after surgery.

  • The catheter is also known as foley catheter it is connected with a collection bag which needs to be emptied as needed.

  • Do not remove this catheter without consulting your surgeon.
  • Avoid driving for at least one week after your surgery.

  • Avoid climbing stairs.

  • Avoid sitting in one position for too long.

  • Patients can shower but should avoid bathtubs , swimming pools , hot tubs