Areas where Robotic Surgery is used

Urology:

  • Prostatectomy (surgical removal of prostrate gland) for cancerous and benign conditions
  • Pyeloplasty (correction of kidney blockage)
  • Radical and partial removal of kidney for kidney tumours (removal of kidney)
  • Cystectomy (Removal of urinary bladder)

Cardiac Surgery:

  • Mitral valve repair (especially benefiting female patients)
  • Patients having 1 to 2 critical blockages
  • ASD closures on pediatric patients (i.e. Closing of hole in the heart)

Gynecological procedures:

  • Hysterectomy (surgical removal of uterus) through benign/malignant conditions
  • Myomectomy (surgical removal of fibroids)
  • Oopherectomy (surgical removal of ovaries)
  • Endometeriosis (procedure for female infertility)

Cancer Surgery:

In the USA approximately 40% of all cancer surgeries are done with robotic assistance. Common usage in all types of cancers especially:

  • Abdomen and chest cancers
  • Cancers of the prostrate, ovary, uterus and cervix.

General Surgery:

Use of the robot has greatly benefited general surgery because of its advantages over laparoscopic technique. Procedures commonly done through robot-assisted surgery include:

  • Robot-assisted cholecystectomy (surgical removal of gall bladder)
  • Most intestine surgeries
  • Liver and pancreatic operations
  • Chest and abdomen procedures, etc.

ENT:

  • Oropharyngeal procedure by transoral route
  • Surgery for sleep apnea (sleep disorders)