Institute of Minimal Access, Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (iMAS) Sir Ganga Ram Hospital | New Delhi

Medical Director

Bhatia Global Hospital & Endosurgery InstitutePaschim Vihar | New Delhi
  • What is Robotic Surgery?
  • Why Robotic Surgery?
  • Procedures

Why Robotic Surgery?

Compared to traditional surgery, robotic surgery provides a myriad of benefits to the surgeon as well as the patient. The patient undergoes less trauma and blood loss during surgery, which means there is less post-operative pain, a shorter hospital stay, and a faster recovery due to reduced scarring and improved healing of surgical wounds. Additionally, there is a reduced risk of infection for patients of robotic surgery.

Overall, the robotic system augments the dexterity, precision and technique of the surgeon, thus making it possible for the surgeon to perform complex surgical procedures with greater ease. While executing the procedure, the robot reduces any erratic movements or tremors originating from the surgeon’s hand. This feature is particularly useful while performing surgeries where fine suturing is required. The surgeon-side console also provides a comfortable seated position for the surgeon that greatly reduces the fatigue during surgery. The surgeon also utilizes high-quality, live 3D images of the patient for a better perspective of the area to be operated on. The use of the robot also reduces the number of medical technicians needed in the OR, as the surgeon can control most parameters (e.g., camera position and angles) himself. Furthermore, working on the robotic console is highly intuitive, which measurably reduces the learning curve for training in surgery.

The Benefits to patient

This technology allows the surgeon to perform complex procedures through just a few tiny openings. For patients, robotic surgery offers a variety of benefits, including:

  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Minimally invasive procedures
  • Improved clinical outcomes
  • Less pain
  • Less blood loss and transfusions
  • Less scarring
  • Quicker return to normal activities
  • Less risk of infections