Robotic Surgery Patient Information (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions of Robotic Surgery
Any surgeon cannot simply walk into a robotic surgery operating room and start using a robotic surgical system without proper training. However, any doctor can be successfully trained in the da Vinci Surgical System.
Robotic surgery is categorized as robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery. Any insurance that covers minimally invasive surgery generally covers robotic surgery. It is important, however, to note that your coverage will depend on your plan and benefits package. You should check with your insurance carrier for detailed information prior to your surgery.
The da Vinci system cannot "think" on its own. It only responds to your surgeon's precise hand and finger movements. Your robotic surgeon is in the operating room, directing the procedure the entire time.
This technology was invented by the US military and name iso to give honor to great Leonardo da Vinci.
You can easily apply for the course online by going to
You should apply well before because there is a limited number of seats and hundreds of applicants waiting for their turn.
There is a stereoscope introduced inside the body of the patient, which sends real-time images to a robotic surgeon, seated at a console. In fact, the images robotic surgeon sees using da Vinci are more highly magnified, 3D, with a sharper resolution, then what he or she would see standing over the patient.
During a standard laparoscopic procedure, your surgeon stands next to the operating room bed and utilizes hand-held instruments to perform the laparoscopic procedure. This requires a series of small incisions. Using robotic surgery technology, instead, the robotic surgeon is seated at a console, using their own hands to maneuver the arms and instruments of the da Vinci system. Again, this requires just a few small incisions. From that console, your surgeon has a 3D vision and the ability to manipulate his or her hands in angles and to degrees that would otherwise be impossible to achieve during conventional laparoscopic surgery.
This da Vinci robotic surgery technology was approved for use in the U.S. by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2001.
The hospital stay of any surgery dependent upon multiple factors including the procedure being performed, the patient's medical and cardiac history, history of prior surgeries, and patient healing. In some instances the patient can go home on the day of surgery and in others, the patient stays overnight in the hospital. It is important that you discuss your individual case with your robotic surgeon.
Fellowship Internation College of Robotic Surgeons (FICRS) Course duration is every day 8:30 am to 5 pm. Approximately 8 hours of rigorous training will be every day. In those 8 hours, there will be 3 hours Lecture, 3 hours Practical and two hours will be live surgery exposure in robotic operation theatre with our consultant.
At World Laparoscopy Hospital In total, since investing in the technology in 2009, our surgeons have performed more than 1,000 robotic procedures.
Yes, robotic surgery is a type of minimal access surgery. A Minimal Access Surgical procedure uses small incisions rather than large ones or uses existing entryways into the body. Robotic surgery has all the advantages of Minimal Access Surgery.
Robotic surgery is available for many but not all surgical procedures. Sometimes, even if a robotic option is available, it might not be the best approach for you. It is a good option for advanced minimal access surgical procedures.
Robotic surgery is safer and typically results in a number of key benefits for patients, including:
  • better precision
  • less blood loss
  • less pain after surgery
  • shorter hospital stay
  • quicker recovery
  • less scarring
  • less infection
  • quicker return to work and normal life activities
Robotic surgery is a form of laparoscopic or minimally invasive surgery in which a computer-controlled robot assists the robotic surgeon during the procedure. The robot provides the robotic surgeon with an increased level of dexterity and allows them to operate in small spaces inside your body that would otherwise require open surgery. Compared to traditional open surgery, robotic surgery results in smaller incisions, which reduce pain and scarring, leading to less time spent in the hospital and quicker recovery times.
Both robotic and laparoscopic surgeries are minimally invasive. This means the laparoscopic or robotic surgeon makes tiny incisions rather than large ones or uses an existing entryway into the body. Robotic surgery has greater flexibility because the robot has a greater range of motion than your surgeon's hand.
For the surgeon, the benefits of robotic surgery include an enhanced 3D visual field. At the console, your surgeon has a superior view of the operating area. The high-definition camera provides a magnified, detailed view of the affected area. Your surgeon can see the microscopic structures more clearly, leading to more precise surgery. Superior dexterity. A human hand can only move so much. But the robotic instrument exceeds the dexterity and range of motion of the human hand. The arms can rotate a full 360 degrees. This allows your surgeon to operate in a way that would be impossible without the robot. Access to hard-to-reach places. The enhanced flexibility and precision of the robot allows your surgeon to access hard-to-reach areas. This means surgeons can treat more conditions with robotic surgery.
For the patient, the benefits of robotic surgery include that he gets more precise surgery. Often, the robotic surgeon needs to operate near healthy, sensitive organs, tissues and nerves. There is less risk of infection, hernia, less pain and less blood loss. The robotic surgeon makes tiny incisions rather than large ones, lowering the risk of infection or blood loss. Earlier discharge from the hospital. Generally, patients can go home earlier following a robotic surgery, sometimes even the next day. Less scarring and shorter recovery. The smaller incisions also mean that the patient's recovery period is shorter. Sometimes, recovery may last just a few days. In many cases, better clinical outcomes. The goal of robotic surgery is to remove the abnormality without affecting surrounding healthy structures. The small size and flexibility of the robotic instruments make this easier to accomplish.
The da Vinci surgical system is a robotic surgical platform designed to enable complex procedures of all types to be performed through 1 cm incisions or operating ports. To date, tens of thousands of procedures including general, urologic, gynecologic, thoracoscopic, and thoracoscopically-assisted cardiac procedures have been performed by the da Vinci robot.
Currently, robotic surgery is being used since year 2001 in hundreds of locations worldwide, in major centers in the United States, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Australia and Turkey.
Any knowledge of Robotic Surgery is not required as we start from scratch. The only requirement is that you should be a qualified surgeon or gynecologist to attend this training program.
This is one of the most frequently asked questions we hear regarding robotic surgery! People think that robot is performing surgery. Your surgeon fully controls the entire procedure - NOT robotic technology. The technology is a tool and does not replace the role of your surgeon during your procedure.
During the whole day of training, you get drinks, snacks, and lunch free of charge from the canteen of World Laparoscopy Hospital.
Not at all! In reality, the robotic surgical system enables surgeons to be more precise, advancing their technique and enhancing their capability in performing complex minimally invasive surgery. The da Vinci robot replicates the robotic surgeon's movements in real time. It cannot be programmed, nor can it make decisions on its own to move in any way or perform any type of surgical maneuver without the robotic surgeon's input. 
That depends upon your intended career path.

You can’t practice as a robotic surgeon without a relevant postgraduate qualification and World Laparoscopy Hospital will provide you this qualification. After this training, you can practice. Some research-based careers require you to have taken a research-intensive postgraduate course in robotic surgery also. In other cases, a postgraduate course may be seen as an example of your commitment to a specialism, or as a way of accelerating your move to professional accreditation. But in all cases, you need the personal abilities and commitment for the job as well as an actual qualification.


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