Cutting-edge Robotic Surgery at Fortis Hospitals, Mumbai
Robotic surgery (robot-assisted surgery) are types of surgical procedures performed using robotic systems. It is usually associated with minimally invasive procedures but sometimes also used in traditional, open surgical procedures.
Fortis Hospitals, Robotic Surgery Program provides access to the world’s most advanced surgical robotic system - 4th Generation Da Vinci Xi, that allows our surgeons to perform complex procedures with greater accuracy, flexibility and control. Our state-of-the-art technique is designed to offer increased levels of visualisation, dexterity and efficacy to our experts for executing intricate and challenging procedures, which would have been difficult or impossible to perform with earlier methods. Our centre utilises the robot-assisted system for minimally invasive procedures with smaller incisions, lesser blood loss and pain, better clinical outcomes and faster recovery. We offer patients the entire spectrum of surgical treatment options based on their clinical condition from open traditional surgeries to modern key-hole (laparoscopic) surgeries to the ultra-modern robot-assisted surgeries. Our clinical team is specially trained and proficient in performing robot-assisted surgeries across multiple speciality departments such as gastroenterology, gynaecology, hepatology, oncology and urology.
Our surgical team is at the forefront for performing complex procedures with the robot-assisted system:
- Laparoscopic surgeons
- General surgeons
- Well-trained operation theatre nurses, clinical nutritionists, physiotherapists and psychologists
The team is ably supported by intensive care specialists, infectious diseases specialists, radiologists and clinical pharmacologists.
4th Generation da Vinci Xi® Surgical System
- Magnified vision system that provides surgeons with a 3D HD view inside the patient’s body
- Ergonomically designed console where the surgeon sits while operating
- Patient-side cart where the patient is positioned during surgery
- Wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand and thus increased precision
- Reduced blood loss thus providing a better vision for operating
- Enables to practice organ preserving approach with increased vision, precision and manoeuvring abilities
- Access to hard-to-reach and very tight places inside the human body
How does the Robot function?
The robot functions based on the surgeon’s input who works from a computer console in the operating room, controlling miniaturized instruments mounted on robotic arms.
How safe is it?
It is completely safe as the surgeon performs the procedure and the robot is controlled solely by the surgeon and is not capable of making decisions on its own.
Is it a recognized technique?
Yes, the increased advantages of precision, accuracy, and flexibility make it as more recognized technique across the world.
How long is the hospital stay?
It depends on multiple factors including the patient’s medical history, history of previous surgeries, and patient healing.
Is it appropriate for all medical cases?
No, the doctor will decide the best option based on the patient’s health condition and other risk factors.