Modern medicine has made various surgical procedures safer and more accessible for patients all over the globe. Medical device development has been flourishing and one of the 21st century’s greatest medical innovations is minimally invasive robotic surgery. This alternative to traditional, open surgery offers a number of advantages to both, patients and surgeons – read on to find out about the many benefits of ABB robotic surgery.
How Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery Works
Minimally invasive robotic surgery involves robotic arms such as those made by ABB Robotics, with the surgeon working at a computer console to control the robotic system. Tiny incisions are made and used to insert a 3D camera and miniature instruments. These instruments are controlled by the surgeon, with the surgeon’s wrist and finger movements being mimicked by the robotic arms. The process also includes a surgical team that supervises the patient.
Benefits of Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery
The following are some of the benefits that ABB robotic surgery can provide.
Allows for Complex Work
Robot-assisted surgery allows for complex work that would otherwise be impossible without making large incisions. In fact, robotic surgery has been used in a number of different procedures ranging from cardiac procedures to laparoscopic procedures.
Reduced Pain and Blood Loss
Because ABB robotic surgery relies on small incisions, patients feel less pain and discomfort after their surgery. The need to cut large portions of tissue is eliminated, and smaller wounds need to be made. Blood loss is also minimized because of the minimal trauma to the body and the 3D view that the surgeon can use to see blood vessels clearly. This, combined with precision, enables surgeons to avoid blood vessels and thus, reduce blood loss.
The tiny incisions used in minimally invasive robotic surgery are called “keyhole incisions” and are extremely small, usually less than one inch. Because they’re so small, require fewer stitches, and are likely to heal quickly, there is minimal scarring involved.
Faster Recovery and Shorter Hospital Stays
Because robotic surgery is minimally invasive, patients don’t need to stay at the hospital for extended periods of time. Their stays are shorter, and their recovery is faster. This also helps save money because fewer days are spent at the hospital.
Reduced Risk of Infection and Complications
Smaller incisions also translate to a lower risk of infection because smaller wounds are easier to supervise and control. Complications are also minimized since robotic surgery allows for precision and accuracy that is not otherwise possible.
Broader Visualization and Precision
Surgeons also benefit from robot-assisted procedures because of their ability to see a clear and magnified version of the area being operated on. The 3D camera allows for broader visualization which allows for more precision.
Robotic surgery also allows for superior dexterity because of the range of motion, 360° rotation, and precise movements. Surgeons are also able to reach small areas that they otherwise wouldn’t have been able to.
The precision and dexterity allow for more successful surgeries and better outcomes. Minimal scarring, fewer complications, and faster recovery all factor into this.
How to Take Advantage of ABB Robotic Surgery
ABB Robotics is a powerhouse in the robotics and automation industry. At Outer Reef Technologies, we combine their expertise in robotics with our expertise in medical device development to produce high-quality and reliable medical devices for our clients. Contact us here to learn more about ABB Robotic Surgery.