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What is the advantage of Hands on Robotic Surgery training?
Discussion in 'Robotic Training' started by Dr. Puran Lata Sinha - Aug 8th, 2022 4:04 pm.
Dr. Puran Lata Sinha
Dr. Puran Lata Sinha
I am a beginner doing intermediate-level laparoscopic surgery. What is the advantage of Hands on Robotic Surgery training at this stage. should I take laparoscopic training now or should I take this training once I have expertise in laparoscopic surgery? Please guide me.
re: What is the advantage of Hands on Robotic Surgery training? by Dr. R. K. Mishra - Apr 25th, 2023 1:10 pm
Dr. R. K. Mishra
Dr. R. K. Mishra
As a beginner in intermediate-level laparoscopic surgery, it may be beneficial to consider hands-on robotic surgery training now only for several reasons. Robotic surgery has several advantages over traditional laparoscopic surgery, and gaining expertise in this technology can help you provide better patient care and expand your career opportunities.

One of the primary advantages of robotic surgery training for intermediate-level laparoscopic surgeons is improved dexterity and precision. The robotic instruments used in surgery are designed to mimic the movements of the human hand with greater accuracy and range of motion. This can be particularly helpful in complex procedures that require delicate movements or in tight spaces where manual dexterity is limited. By mastering these robotic techniques, you can improve your surgical outcomes and provide your patients with better results.

Another advantage of robotic surgery for beginner laparoscopic surgeons is improved visualization. The robotic camera used in surgery provides a high-definition, three-dimensional view of the surgical field, which can enhance your ability to see and navigate complex anatomical structures. This can be particularly beneficial for procedures that require a high degree of accuracy, such as in gynecological or urological surgeries.

Moreover, the robotic system allows for better ergonomics, minimizing surgeon fatigue, which can lead to better outcomes and more efficient procedures.

While it is important to have a strong foundation in traditional laparoscopic surgery, taking hands-on robotic surgery training can help you expand your skills and knowledge, and prepare you for the future of surgical care. You don't necessarily need to become an expert in laparoscopic surgery before starting with robotic surgery. In fact, some may argue that it is better to begin learning with the robotics system before you have developed bad habits with the laparoscopic approach.

That being said, it is important to note that robotic surgery training can be more challenging and requires a significant investment of time and resources. Before embarking on such training, it is essential to assess your own skill level and determine if you are ready to take on the challenges associated with the use of a robotic system. It may be helpful to consult with experienced surgeons or attend informational sessions before making the decision to pursue robotic surgery training.

In conclusion, hands-on robotic surgery training can be a valuable addition to your skills as a laparoscopic surgeon, providing you with improved dexterity, visualization, and ergonomics. However, it is essential to assess your own skill level and readiness before embarking on such training. Ultimately, the decision to pursue robotic surgery training should be based on a thorough understanding of the benefits and challenges associated with this technology, and how it can enhance your surgical practice and patient outcomes.
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