Robotic surgery was first performed by researchers working at NASA to operate astronauts in space. Robotic Surgery is basically a closed surgery technique.
The robotic system eliminates many difficulties in laparoscopic surgery. With the high maneuverability of the robot arms and the 3-dimensional camera system controlled by the surgeon, a real revolution has been experienced in closed surgical applications. Robotic surgery has many advantages over classical laparoscopy and open surgery. The most important advantages for the patient are less blood loss, less pain, faster return to work and earlier discharge time, and fewer incisions. Therefore, robotic surgery operations are much more effective than classical surgeries.
Our hospital has a highly experienced team of experts with robotic surgery certificate. We are honored to inform our patients that more than 1500 successful robotic surgeries have been performed so far and resulted in healthier and satisfied patients. Da Vinci Robotic Surgery Systems are used in operations of Urology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, General Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery and Thoracic Surgery branches.
Robotic surgery in urology is used in major surgeries such as prostate cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, renal outlet obstruction and ureterovesical stricture (urinary tract entering the bladder). The most important advantage of robotic surgery in prostate cancer surgeries is that it allows performing a much more effective tumor control, there is almost no urinary incontinence that becomes the nightmare of the patients, and there is a lower rate of postoperative sexual dysfunction.
The most common conditions that require surgical treatment in gynecological diseases are myomas, ovarian cysts, problems such as vagina, bladder, uterine prolapse and urinary incontinence caused by herniation of reproductive organs. When the need for a surgical treatment arises, patients are justifiably curious about how the surgery will affect their lives, problems that may occur in the early and late periods due to surgery, recovery time, return to work and social life, and the effects of the surgery on sexual life. With the advantages of robotic surgery, it is possible for the patient to get rid of all these concerns.
Surgeons who perform more than a certain number of robotic operations are given a mastership certificate. Gynecology and Obstetrics Specialist Prof. Dr. Aydan BİRİ was awarded the "Expert robotic surgeon" certificate after the variety of operations she performed.
Robotic heart surgeries are the highest level of technology in heart surgeries. With the da Vinci robotic system that we use in this technique, we perform the operations by entering between the ribs with 4 incisions smaller than 1 cm without opening the chest of our patients. With robotic surgery, we can perform cardiac surgeries such as coronary by-pass, repair and replacement of mitral and tricuspid heart valves, removal of tumors and arrhythmia surgery.
One of the biggest advantages is that there is less need for blood transfusions during the surgery and the postoperative pain is much less compared to the classical method. With this method, our patients can return to their business and social lives in a short time. Robotic surgery is the latest technological method in the treatment of lung cancer and the infrastructure that allows us to perform all thoracic surgery operations, especially operations for lung cancer, with robotic surgery is available in our hospital.
Surgical treatment is usually the first option in the treatment of colon cancer too. With robotic surgery, patients experience less pain, the risk of bleeding during the operation is reduced. It does not pose a risk of surgical infection and the hospital stay of the patients is shortened.
Hernia surgeries are another area where robotic surgery provides advantages. Hernia is a condition that cannot be treated with medication and can only be corrected by surgical repair. Robotic surgery offers advantages such as separating the hernia area from intact tissues easily and safely and facilitating the application of patches with its 3-dimensional image, sensitivity and agility. The biggest advantage it provides compared to open surgery is that the patch is applied from the back of the hernia, not from the front of it. This advantage reduces the risk of recurrence of the hernia.