Robotic Surgery vs Laparoscopic Surgery which is the Best?
If you’re considering a surgical procedure, there are many types of surgeries to choose from One type that is gaining in popularity is Robotic Surgery; however, many people don’t understand the differences between Robotic and Laparoscopic Procedures.
In this Blog Post, we will take a look at the key differences between these two popular surgery types so you can make an informed decision when choosing which type fits your needs best.
Robotic surgery is a type of minimally invasive procedure that uses robotic technology to perform complex surgical operations.
The Robotic platform is equipped with special instruments that allow the surgeon to make precise movements, providing enhanced visibility and access to hard-to-reach areas of the body.
This form of surgery has become increasingly popular in recent years due to its potential to reduce complications, lower recovery times, and improve patient outcomes.
Robotic surgery involves several steps. First, the patient is prepped for the procedure by having any necessary imaging scans along with anesthetic medications given.
Once prepped, the doctor will map out the surgical plan using specialized software that allows for greater accuracy and precision than traditional methods.
After mapping out the plan, the robot is then guided through each step of the procedure by a trained surgeon.
During this time, the robot’s cameras record every detail while also providing feedback so that the surgeon can make necessary adjustments if needed.
Finally, after completion of the operation, all incisions are stitched up and post-procedure care can be implemented as directed by a medical team.
Connect with us to Learn More About the Latest Advances in Robotic Surgery.
Laparoscopic surgery, also known as “keyhole” or minimally invasive surgery, is a type of surgical technique that requires the use of specialized instruments and small incisions in order to perform various procedures.
This method has become increasingly popular due to its ability to limit patient trauma, reduce time spent in the operating room, and ultimately increase the success rate and decrease risk associated with certain kinds of surgeries.
Laparoscopic surgery involves several steps. First, a camera is inserted through a small incision near the surgical site.
This allows the doctor to get an up close look at the area needing repair and plan out the necessary steps for completion.
Next, long, thin tools are used to complete tasks such as cutting or suturing tissue as well as closing off blood vessels and lymphatic systems.
Lastly, any necessary implants such as stents can be placed at this time. After completion, all incisions are stitched up and post-procedure care can be implemented as directed by your doctor.
Robotic Surgery Verses Laparoscopic Surgery
Key Difference Between Lap Surgery vs. Robotic Surgery
Laparoscopic surgery and Robotic Surgery both involve the use of small instruments that are inserted into the body to perform a procedure. The main difference between the two is in precision and accuracy.
Laparoscopy relies on manual operation by a surgeon, while robotic surgery utilizes specialized software to guide the instruments with greater accuracy.
Additionally, robotic surgery can provide increased visual access in certain areas compared to laparoscopic techniques.
This can allow surgeons to view a much wider area than would be possible with traditional laparoscopy, enabling them to better assess their work and make more informed decisions while performing the procedure
Robotic Surgery: A Better Option for Cancer Patients?
Benefits Of Robotic Surgery Over Laparascopic Surgery
- Greater precision and accuracy due to the use of Specialized software.
- Improved visual access, allowing for better assessment and decision making by surgeons
- Ability to perform more efficient procedures in less time
- Shorter recovery times for patients
- Reduced risk of complications during the procedure
When it comes to surgical procedures, Robotic Surgery is quickly becoming a preferred option over laparoscopy due to its accuracy, efficiency and safety.
With this modern technology, surgeons can make more precise decisions during the procedure, resulting in shorter recovery times for patients with fewer risks of complications.
Dr. Aditya Kulkarni
MS, DNB, FRCS, MCh (Surgical Gastroenterology & GI Oncology)
Dr. Aditya Kulkarni is a Consultant of Laparoscopic and Robotic Gastrointestinal, Hepato-biliary-pancreatic, and Cancer Surgeon at the Renowned Oasis Surgery Clinic Pune.
Book An Appointment