Robotic assisted procedures
A variety of instruments are introduced in to the body through 8mm or 5mm ports (small openings of the abdominal wall). The instruments are attached to the robotic arms. The surgeon sits at the consol where a 3-dimensional view of the surgical field is provided and control of the instruments is achieved by free moving finger controls that translate surgeon movements to instrument tips.
Robotic assistance offers higher accuracy and respect to patient’s anatomy. Risk of infection and other intra or postoperative complications is less respect to laparoscopy or open surgery. Oncology results of robotic assisted procedures are comparable with these of open surgery. The duration of hospitalization, recovery and until the patient returns to normal activities is much shorter.
Robotic assisted procedures are safe, effective and very well tolerable for the patient.
Robotic assisted procedures that are performed:
- Robotic assisted radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer
- Robotic assisted radical cystectomy for muscle invasive bladder cancer
- Robotic assisted radical or partial nephrectomy for kidney cancer
- Robotic assisted adrenalectomy for adrenal glands tumors
- Robotic assisted Pyeloplasty: renal pelvis reconstruction in case of uretero-pelvic junction obstruction