Robotic Cancer Surgery
The surgical treatment for cancers has traditionally been done by open techniques. An Open surgery is associated with a large wound, greater pain & delayed recovery and return to normal activities.
Robotic surgery has the following advantages:
All these provide the ultimate flexibility and precision for exceptional surgical techniques in cancer surgery.
In robotic cancer surgery, robotic techniques enable a radical operation to be performed with preservation of nerves and other critical structures, due to better visualisation. This is particularly important in rectal, gynaecologic and prostate cancer surgeries. For example, in robotic prostate cancer surgery, every effort is made to spare the nerves. As the nerves and vessels are all magnified and it is much easier to save them and help retain potency.
Patient benefits include:
Dr. Manke is one of the few surgeons in India who are trained on both the Intutive surgical's Da Vinci robotic system and the Versius system by Cambridge Medical Robotics.
Da Vinci Robotic System
CMR Versius Robotic system
Practically all cancers are amenable to this approach with the exception of locally advanced tumours. Specific cancers where robotic surgery is able to provide excellent outcomes include: