Robotic Laparoscopic Surgery
What is Robotic Laparoscopy?
A major disadvantage of conventional or
conventional laparoscopy. The most useful application of robotic laparoscopy in infertility surgery is the removal of uterine fibroids (myomectomy).
How is Robotic Laparoscopy done?
- The operation involves making 5 small skin incisions through which 5 ports are inserted into the abdominal cavity to accommodate a camera and several surgical instruments.
- A 4-arm robot is draped with sterile drapes and is ready for docking (Fig.1).
- The robot is fully docked to the surgical instruments and the surgeon is ready to begin the operation (Fig.2).
- During robot-assisted surgery, the surgeon sits comfortably at a console by the patient’s bedside (Fig.3), executing delicate robotic movements with finger tip control(Fig.4).
Robotic Assisted Laparoscopy to remove a fibroid (myomectomy)
- The fibroid is injected with a solution to prevent bleeding during surgery (Fig. 5).
- The uterus is cut open to expose the fibroid (Fig.6).
- The fibroid is grasped and removed from the uterus (Fig. 7).
- The uterine incision is closed with sutures and the operation is completed (Fig. 8).
- The surgeon performs the entire surgery and is in full control of the robotic functions throughout the procedure.
Robotic Surgery – the benefits
- Avoiding major surgery.
- Shorter hospital stay.
- Less pain.
- Faster recovery.
- Quicker return to normal activities.
- Less risk of wound infection.
- Less blood loss.
- Less scarring.
Robotic Surgery – the risks
- Blood transfusions
- Post operative adhesions and infertility
- Uterine rupture during pregnancy
- Risk of cesarean section delivery