What You Need to Know About Robotic Heart Surgery

What You Need to Know About Robotic Heart Surgery (#Best Cardiologist in Bhopal)

What is robotic surgery? And who’s performing it, you or the robot?

During robotic surgery, the robot works as an extension of the surgeon, which lets us to work through very small incisions or ports. There are two robotic “arms” which both go through the incision (between 2 to 2.5 centimeters). Each of these arms has a camera at the end that sends images to a video monitor or console to help guide the surgeons.

There are two surgeons in the operating room, one controlling the robot and its movements and one openly next to the patient.

What are the benefits?

One of the most observable benefits is the actual incision. It is much slighter than a long incision down the chest. The other advantages are in terms of recovery. It is a much more rapid recovery and several of my patients will be ready to resume usual activities within a couple of weeks of surgery, and that contains going back to work and going about their daily activities. It has been a really nice improvement in terms of how rapidly patients bounce back from the operation.

What are the risks of robotic cardiac surgery?

One of the main benefits of robotic cardiac surgery is that it has fewer risks than open-heart surgery. The surgeon does not have to cut through the breastbone to open your chest. This eliminates many of the complications of open-heart surgery.

Robotic cardiac surgery still necessitates anaesthesia and, as with any kind of surgery, there are always risks involved, including:

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Infection
  • Death

 

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