Advanced Robotic surgery

What is Advanced Robotic Surgery?

Advanced robotic surgery in gastroenterology refers to a cutting-edge surgical technique that utilizes robotic-assisted technology to perform precise and minimally invasive procedures on the gastrointestinal (GI) system. This innovative approach combines the expertise of skilled surgeons with the precision and dexterity of robotic surgical systems to enhance surgical outcomes and patient experiences.

Here are some key aspects of advanced robotic surgery

  • Enhanced Precision: Robotic surgical systems provide surgeons with enhanced precision, control, and maneuverability.
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures: Robotic surgery in gastroenterology is typically performed using small incisions, resulting in minimal scarring and reduced trauma to surrounding tissues. 
  • Reduced Blood Loss and Complications: The advanced technology used in robotic surgery, such as three-dimensional visualization and magnification, enables surgeons to navigate complex anatomical structures with greater accuracy. 
  • Faster Recovery and Shorter Hospital Stays: Due to the minimally invasive nature of robotic surgery, patients often experience less postoperative pain, reduced blood loss, and faster recovery compared to traditional open surgeries. 

Common Procedures:

1). Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Robotic surgery for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a minimally invasive surgical option that uses advanced robotics technology to treat GERD. The procedure involves the use of a robot-assisted surgical system, which is controlled by a surgeon through a console, to perform the surgery with greater precision and accuracy.

Robotic surgery for GERD typically involves creating a new valve between the stomach and esophagus to prevent acid from flowing back into the esophagus. The procedure is usually performed as an outpatient procedure and the patient can usually go home the same day.

Advantages of robotic surgery for GERD include:

Smaller incisions and minimal scarring

Reduced risk of complications such as infection, bleeding, and pain

Faster recovery time and return to normal activities

Improved precision and accuracy

Better visualization of the surgical area

Overall, robotic surgery for GERD is a safe and effective way to treat GERD and has shown promising results in terms of patient outcomes and satisfaction. It is important to discuss the risks and benefits of the procedure with your doctor to determine if it is the right choice for you.

2). Colorectal cancer

In recent years, advancements in surgical techniques have allowed for the use of robotics in the treatment of colorectal cancer. Robotic surgery offers a minimally invasive option for colorectal cancer patients.

The Robotic Surgery Process

The process of robotic surgery for colorectal cancer typically involves the following steps:

  • Preoperative preparation: This includes a thorough evaluation by a surgeon, including imaging studies and blood tests, to determine the best surgical approach.
  • Anesthesia: The patient will receive general anesthesia before the procedure.
    Making the incisions: The surgeon will make several small incisions, typically no more than one inch, through which the robotic instruments will be inserted.
  • The surgery: The surgeon will use the robotic arms to remove the cancerous tissue.
    Closing the incisions: Once the surgery is complete, the incisions will be closed with sutures or staples.
  • Postoperative care: The patient will receive pain management and wound care instructions, and will typically be able to return home within a few days of the surgery.


3). Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Robotic surgery is a safe and effective option for the treatment of colorectal cancer. It offers several benefits, including reduced pain and scarring, a shorter hospital stay, quicker recovery time, improved outcomes, and reduced risk of complications. If you have been diagnosed with colorectal cancer and are considering surgical options, speak with your doctor about whether robotic surgery may be right for you.

The procedure for robotic surgery for IBD typically involves the following steps:

  • Anesthesia: Patients receive general anesthesia to ensure they are comfortable and relaxed during the procedure.
  • Small Incisions: Small incisions are made in the abdomen, through which the robot is inserted.
  • Robot Controls: The surgeon controls the robot from a console, using its small, precise movements to remove the affected part of the intestine.
  • Closure of Incisions: Once the surgery is complete, the incisions are closed using stitches or surgical glue.

Robotic surgery for IBD offers several benefits over traditional open surgery, including quicker recovery, reduced scarring, and less pain. If you are considering surgery for IBD, it is important to talk to your doctor about the best options for your individual needs. With the advances in technology and techniques, robotic surgery is becoming an increasingly popular option for patients with IBD.

Advantages of Robotic Surgery in Gastroenterology:

  • Reduced pain and scarring
  • Faster recovery and return to normal activities
  • Improved precision and accuracy
  • Reduced risk of complications

How it Works:

  • The surgeon operates the robot using a console while the patient is under general anesthesia
  • The robot is equipped with high-definition cameras that provide the surgeon with a 3D view of the operating area
  • The robot’s arms hold instruments that mimic the movements of the human hand

Our team of experienced gastroenterologists and surgeons are trained in the latest techniques in robotic surgery. We are dedicated to providing our patients with the best possible care, and the use of robotic technology allows us to do so with even greater precision and accuracy.

If you or a loved one is facing a gastroenterology problems, contact us to learn more about how robotic surgery may be an option for you.

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

What is advanced robotic surgery?

Advanced robotic surgery refers to a minimally invasive surgical technique that utilizes robotic-assisted technology to perform precise and complex procedures with the assistance of robotic arms and instruments controlled by a surgeon.

How does robotic surgery differ from traditional surgery?

Robotic surgery differs from traditional surgery in that it uses robotic arms and instruments controlled by a surgeon, providing enhanced precision, dexterity, and visualization. It allows for smaller incisions, reduced trauma to surrounding tissues, and potentially faster recovery compared to traditional open surgery.

What are the advantages of advanced robotic surgery?

The advantages of advanced robotic surgery include enhanced precision, improved visualization, smaller incisions, reduced blood loss, shorter hospital stays, faster recovery, and potentially fewer complications compared to traditional open surgery.

What types of procedures can be performed using robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery can be used for various gastroenterological procedures, including but not limited to gastrointestinal cancer surgeries, gallbladder removal, hernia repair, reflux surgery, and colorectal surgeries.

How long does recovery take after robotic surgery?

Recovery time varies depending on the specific procedure and individual factors. In general, robotic surgery often allows for faster recovery compared to traditional open surgery. Your surgeon will provide you with specific instructions and guidance for your postoperative care and recovery.

Will I have scars after robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery typically involves small incisions, resulting in smaller scars compared to traditional open surgery. However, the size and visibility of scars can vary depending on the specific procedure and individual healing factors.

Will I be awake during robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia, meaning you will be asleep and unaware during the procedure. Your anesthesia team will provide the necessary sedation and monitor you throughout the surgery.

How can I prepare for robotic surgery?

Your surgical team will provide you with specific preoperative instructions to prepare for robotic surgery. This may include guidelines on fasting, medications, and any necessary preoperative tests.

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    Dr. B Jagan Mohan Reddy is an experienced Gastroenterologist Surgeon in Hyderabad with an overall experience of 14 years.

    Dr B Jagan Mohan Reddy

    MBBS,MS, M.CH Consultant Surgical Gastroenterologist, Laparoscopic, Bariatric, Advanced Robotic, Colorectal, Hepato Biliary & Pancreatic Surgeon