Apollo opens robot-assisted surgery unit

May 8, 2021 0 By FM

Apollo Proton Cancer Centre has recently launched its dedicated robot-assisted cancer surgery unit.

The Apollo Institute of Robotic Surgery offers specialised 360-degree care with an advanced robotics system for complex surgeries.

The state-of-the-art operating theatres are equipped with the fourth-generation da Vinci Surgical System. The four-armed surgical robotic system is a breakthrough in surgical technology and is one of the most advanced platforms for minimally invasive surgery available today.

Robot-assisted surgery integrates advanced computer technology with the experience of skilled surgeons. This technology provides the surgeon with a 10x magnified, high definition, 3D image of the body’s intricate anatomy. The controls in the console allow the surgeon to manipulate special surgical instruments that are smaller, as well as more flexible and manoeuvrable than the human hand. The surgeon is thus in complete control of the surgical procedure. The robot helps replicate the surgeon’s hand movements while minimising hand tremors. The surgery is thus conducted with enhanced precision, dexterity, and control even during the most complex procedures.

The superior vision that the robotics field enables allow surgeons to clearly differentiate between tissue planes.