Find out more about Robotic-Assisted Surgery with the daVinci-System at Mediclinic City Hospital Dubai.
28 June 2020| Last updated on 28 June 2020
Robot-assisted high-precision surgery is now available at this Dubai Healthcare City-based hospital.
It is absolutely normal to feel anxious before surgery. Although surgeries can help restore your health or save lives, most patients will have heaps of questions and concerns. These include how much pain you may experience, whether the surgery will be successful, and how long is the recovery period.
The good news is that medical intervention has seen leaps of advancements, so you can expect a different kind of surgery experience at Mediclinic City Hospital.
Mediclinic City Hospital has adopted one of the most sophisticated surgical technologies available: the da Vinci® Surgical System.
What is the da Vinci® Surgical System?
The Da Vinci robotic surgery system is a leading state of the art technology that is globally recognized as one of the cutting edge systems that is able to carry out laparoscopic surgery with superior surgery experiences and outcomes for the patient.
The technology allows surgeons to perform routine to most complex surgeries/procedures through small incisions with remarkable precision.
The da Vinci® Surgical System is a robotic surgery system that offers a minimally invasive alternative to both open surgery and laparoscopy. Surgeons who use the robotic system find that for many procedures it enhances precision, flexibility and control during the operation and allows them to better see the site, compared with traditional techniques.
Using robotic surgery, surgeons can perform delicate and complex procedures that may have been difficult or impossible with other methods. Potential benefits of robotic surgery for patients include:
- Reduced pain
- Lower risk of infection or complications
- Less blood loss (fewer transfusions)
- Shorter hospital stays
- Less scarring due to smaller incisions
- Faster return to normal activities (e.g., sexual function, urinary continence)
How does the da Vinci® Surgical System work?
Surgeons at Mediclinic City Hospital perform minimally invasive robotic surgeries as a treatment for many General Surgery, Gynaecology and Urology cases.
The term "robotic" often misleads people. Robots don’t perform surgery. With the da Vinci system’s ergonomic design, the surgeon operates from a comfortable, seated position at a console, with eyes and hands in line with the instruments, and a magnified, high-definition 3-D view of the target anatomy. The surgeon uses controls to move the instrument arms and camera.
The da Vinci Surgical System then translates, in real time, the surgeon’s hand, wrist and finger movements into precise movements of the instruments inside the patient. In addition, the tremor filter eliminates any small uncontrollable movement in the surgeon's hands.
During a da Vinci robotic surgery procedure, the surgeon makes a few tiny incisions to insert miniaturized instruments and a high-definition camera inside the patient. The camera allows the surgeon to view a highly magnified, high-resolution 3-D image of the surgical site.
Throughout a da Vinci robotic surgery procedure, the surgeon controls every surgical maneuver. The system cannot be programmed or act in any way without the surgeon’s input.
The da Vinci system translates your surgeon’s hand movements at the console in real time, bending and rotating the instruments while performing the procedure. The tiny wristed instruments move like a human hand, but with a greater range of motion.
The da Vinci vision system also delivers highly magnified, 3D high-definition views of the surgical area. The instrument size makes it possible for surgeons to operate through one or a few small incisions.
Some potential advantages of da Vinci Surgery include:
- Greater surgical precision
- Increased range of motion
- Improved dexterity (very small hand movements)
- Enhanced visualization with 10 times magnification of areas that may not be seen by the naked eye
- Improved access to hard-to-reach areas
- Improved ability to spare healthy tissue