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Enhancing Gynaecological Care with Robotic Integration

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By: Dr. Neelam Banerjee

In recent years, the field of gynaecology has witnessed a remarkable transformation with the introduction and widespread adoption of robotic technology. Robotics in gynaecology involves the use of advanced robotic systems to assist surgeons in performing minimally invasive procedures with greater precision and control.

This transformative approach has revolutionized the way gynaecological surgeries are conducted, offering numerous benefits to both patients and healthcare providers.

Traditional open surgeries often require large incisions, leading to longer recovery times, increased pain, and higher risk of complications. In contrast, robotic-assisted procedures involve smaller incisions, allowing for quicker recovery, reduced postoperative pain, and minimal scarring. This not only enhances the overall patient experience but also reduces the burden on healthcare resources by decreasing hospital stays and rehabilitation periods.

Robotic technology also provides surgeons with enhanced precision and dexterity during complex gynaecological procedures. The robotic system consists of small, specialized instruments that are controlled by the surgeon via a console. These instruments can rotate and manoeuvre with greater flexibility than the human hand, enabling surgeons to perform intricate tasks with utmost accuracy. As a result, delicate procedures such as hysterectomies, myomectomies, and ovarian cystectomies can be carried out with improved outcomes and lower risk of complications.

Furthermore, robotics offers improved visualization capabilities, this enhanced visualization is particularly beneficial for procedures involving intricate anatomical structures or confined spaces, where precision is paramount. By providing surgeons with a clear and detailed view of the operative field, robotic technology facilitates more accurate tissue dissection, better identification of critical structures, and reduced risk of damage to surrounding tissues.

Another significant advantage of robotic surgery is that surgeons can perform a wide range of complex surgeries that were previously deemed unsuitable for minimally invasive approaches. This includes procedures such as radical hysterectomies for gynaecological cancers, fertility-sparing surgeries for benign conditions, and pelvic floor reconstructions for pelvic organ prolapse.

Robotic surgery has emerged as a powerful tool in the field of gynaecology, offering a range of benefits. As technology continues to advance and robotic systems evolve, the future holds even greater promise for the integration of robotics in gynaecological care.

(The author is a Senior Consultant – Gynaecology Endoscopy and Robotics, Yatharth Hospital, Greater Noida)




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