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Downside of da Vinci Robotic Surgery
Robotic Surgery / Jun 27th, 2014 7:20 am     A+ | a-


Since 2010 doctors of World Laparoscopy Hospital started using robots mainly for general surgical, gynecologic and urologic surgeries, but in the last decade robots have grown to be popular for all types of operations. It’s easy to see the appealing effect of da Vinci Robotic Surgery. Traditional open surgical procedures typically involve big incisions; da Vinci robotic surgeries as being minimal access surgery leave impressively small scars. Using robots has been associated with less hemorrhaging, less pain after surgery, and faster recovery. Laparoscopy, deliver these benefits, but some doctors have found that robotic surgery is easier to master, since laparoscopic instruments can be difficult to maneuver in small spaces such as the pelvis during radical prostectomy.
 
In spite of a lot of advancement in robotic surgery technology there is a lot that robots cannot do. They do not always guarantee better outcomes. For patients who require surgery to treat radical cancer, a robotic approach does not necessarily provide more effective treatment compared to laparoscopy and open surgery. There are also few risks associated with utilizing a da Vinci robot. Surgeons who are inexperienced with robots take more time to function and they can do complication. With the help of International College of robotic surgeons; the World Laparoscopy Hospital has started giving training in robotic surgery so that these complication should be minimized. If surgeon is not skilled the more time patients spend strapped to the operating table, the higher the possibility of nerve damage or DVT.
 
Price is also a big problem, a robotic typically costs millions of dollars, and every procedure also requires costly disposable equipment. Research published last year in World Journal of Laparoscopic Surgery by Dr. R.K. Mishra compared robotic and laparoscopic uterus removals, and found the robotic procedures are more expensive than two thousand dollars more per surgery and that also without any improvement in the rate of complications.
 
Annals of Surgery reported that hospitals are more likely to acquire robots if other hospitals in their immediate vicinity ask them to. Many hospitals, faced with pressure to contend with high-tech programs, are advertising robots aggressively-on billboards, online, even at baseball games. Some might be overselling the advantages of we've got the technology. 
 
International College of Robotic Surgeons has also reported that there isn't any standardized process for deciding whether surgeons or gynecologists qualify to do robotic surgery. Hospitals set their own criteria. To assist insure set up a baseline of skill, International College of Robotic Surgeons has recommended using proctors-experienced robotic surgeons who supervise procedures and supply help-until trainees can operate using the robot independently. It is hospital responsibility to credential and privilege choices and see the nature and extent of observation, training and proctoring necessary to become a robotic surgeon. We should keep in mind that newest tool does not always mean that it is the right tool. 
 
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