Da Vinci Surgical Robotic System

Da Vinci Surgical Robotic System

    Da Vinci Surgical Robotic System

    Robotic surgery was first designed by researchers working at NASA. In 1997, the first robot-assisted cholecystectomy (an operation to remove the gallbladder) was performed by using a prototype of the da Vinci system. In 2000, after the approval of the Food and Drug Administration, it was initially used in cardiovascular surgery before becoming widely used in urology, general surgery, and gynaecology.

    Robotic-assisted surgery using the da Vinci Surgical System allows doctors to conduct sophisticated minimally invasive surgical operations with precision and accuracy. The device is a cutting-edge robotic platform intended to increase the surgeon's capabilities and provide an open surgery option. With the high manoeuvrability of the robot arms and the 3-dimensional camera system controlled by the surgeon, a real revolution has been achieved 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. 

    Usage of da Vinci Surgical Robotic System in Our Hospital

    Our hospital has a highly experienced team of specialists with robotic surgery certificates. We are honoured to inform our patients that more than 1800 successful robotic surgeries have been performed so far and led to higher numbers of healthier patients. Da Vinci Robotic Surgery Systems are used in operations of Urology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, General Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery and Thoracic Surgery branches.

    Urology and da Vinci Surgical Robotic System

    Urology is one of the primary fields in which surgical robots are frequently used. 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 tumour control, there is almost no urinary incontinence that becomes the nightmare of the patients, and there is a lower rate of postoperative sexual dysfunction.

    Gynaecological Diseases and da Vinci Surgical Robotic System

    The most common conditions that require surgical treatment in gynaecological diseases are myomas, ovarian cysts, problems such as vaginal, 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 because da Vinci Surgical System has revolutionised complex surgeries for the gynaecologist, enabling them to operate with much more control and precision than before. Robotic operations in Gynaecology and Obstetrics fields are performed by Prof. Dr. Aydan BIRI, who was awarded the "Expert Robotic Surgeon" due to her successful performance in a great number of robotic operations.

    Cardiology and da Vinci Surgical Robotic System

    Open surgery was the only method available to physicians for performing cardiac operations in the past, which requires a long chest incision in the middle of the chest. To operate on the heart, surgeons cut through the breastbone and open the ribcage. Although open heart surgery is still performed, we are using the da Vinci Surgical System. Robotic heart surgeries are the highest level of technology in heart surgeries. With the da Vinci robotic system 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 bypass, repair and replacement of mitral and tricuspid heart valves, removal of tumours 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.

    Lung Diseases and da Vinci Surgical Robotic System

    Robotic surgery is the latest technological method in the treatment of lung cancer in our hospital. The camera enables the surgeon to see the chest clearly during surgery and to reach areas of the chest that can be challenging to access. Moreover, fewer complications, less blood loss and faster recovery times are seen due to the minimally invasive nature of the surgery.

    Colon Cancer and da Vinci Surgical Robotic System

    Surgical treatment is usually the first option in the treatment of colon cancer too. However, with robotic surgery, patients experience less pain, and 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 and da Vinci Surgical Robotic System

    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 easily and safely separating the hernia area from intact tissues 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.

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