Facilitate Robotic Surgical Technique
by: Epung Saepudin | Friday, March 9th, 2012 | 08:14 pm
Surgery has been synonymous with high-risk, large surgical wound, a long recovery period to cause the effects of trauma for the patient. That view began to disappear as the use of new surgical method using a robot. Two weeks ago, Our Lady's Hospital in Jakarta with the technique of applying robotic surgery (robotic surgery). "We were first to apply this in Indonesia," said Ivan R. Here, the surgeon robotic surgery Bunda Hospital.
This technology has advantages over conventional surgery, which rely on human hands. So far, doctors have a limited range of hand tools and angles are generally only two directions. Consequently less than optimal operation thereby triggering a high bleeding. "With robotic surgery, smaller incision wound," said Ivan.
He gave an example, using a surgical robot to operate on patients with prostate cancer helps the doctor. With normal operation, the prostate is located in the pelvis and the size of a walnut is difficult to reach because of tucked away. Moreover surrounded by nerves affecting urinary control and sexual function so that the usual risks of surgery. With robotic surgery, the risk can be minimized. "Doctors are more easily sort out which are healthy and diseased tissue," says Ivan.
He said, was preparing Mother Hospital prostate cancer surgery with robotic surgery method. As already successfully performed the surgical operation content, removal of the uterus, and cyst release. "In principle, this method can be used for kidney disease, liver disease, to heart surgery," he said.
The surgeon typically experience fatigue while performing a complicated operation. Accuracy of the eyes and arms strength continued to decline during the operation. Especially in the final minutes of operation. Automatic, just a little mistake would be disastrous for patients. With robotic surgery, the risk can be avoided. "Articulated robots are also identical to the finger," said Ivan.
Even so, doctors still play an important role in the process of surgery. The robot can not move itself alias controlled doctor. Plusnya value, with three-dimensional technology, like the doctor to get a direct visualization of normal operation. If the doctor's hand trembled a little tired, the computer is programmed to ignore the resonance. Thus, a robotic arm remains stationary and does not injure the patient's body tissue.
More rapid recovery
the other hand, if during this post-surgery needs to rest a few weeks,
then the time can be shortened thanks to robotic surgery. Surgical removal of the uterus, for example, patients can go home after one day of surgery. "His recovery soon," said Ivan.
Fielda Juita, cancer doctors at the Hospital Dharmais, adding, robotic surgery cancer surgery effective for small tumors. Only, because of special tools and technologies, expensive surgical costs. "The mechanism was quite expensive and difficult technique," he said.
Ivan admits, the cost of robotic surgery is more expensive than conventional surgery because of a very large investment tool. Once the operation can be achieved
Rp 60 million and Rp 90 million. However, the rates were much cheaper than in Singapore or Malaysia to reach USD 200 million. "To be sure, hospitals in Indonesia now have this technology, so no need to go abroad," he said.
Sources of : (http://www.lifestyle.kontan.co.id/news/teknik-robot-mempermudah-pembedahan)