Robotic surgery (robot-assisted surgery) is a type of surgical procedure performed using robotic systems. Robotic surgery is an advanced form of laparoscopic surgery, a type of minimally invasive surgery.
Fortis Hospitals, Mumbai Robotic Surgery Program provides an access to the world’s most advanced surgical robotic system - 4th Generation ‘Da Vinci Xi’. This system allows our surgeons to perform complex procedures with a high degree of accuracy, flexibility, and control. The state-of-the-art technology is designed to offer increased levels of visualization, dexterity, and precision to our experts, for executing intricate and challenging procedures, which would have otherwise been difficult or impossible to perform with traditional methods.
The Centre utilizes the robot-assisted system for minimally invasive procedures and so offers benefits to patients like smaller incisions, lesser blood loss, negligible post-op 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/endoscopic) surgeries and ultra-modern robot-assisted surgeries.
Our clinical team is specially trained and proficient in performing robot-assisted surgeries across multiple specialty departments such as bariatric, gastroenterology, general & laparoscopic surgery, gynecology, hepatology, oncology, urology, and uro-oncology.
Our constant endeavor is to deliver a patient-friendly ecosystem with quick recuperation and a faster return to the daily routine. We are leading in the city for the best surgical outcomes, at par with international standards.
4th Generation da Vinci Xi® Surgical System
An advanced high-definition vision system that provides surgeons with 10 times magnified 3Dimentional HD view of the surgical site.
Ergonomically designed console where the surgeon sits to operate and leads the assisting team members during the operation.
Patient-side cart where the patient is positioned during surgery.
Wristed instruments that bend and rotate, far greater than the human hand, seamlessly translating into precise movements of the instruments filtering the hand tremors of the surgeon.
Reduced blood loss provides better vision for operating.
In the postoperative period, fewer chances for ICU admission and blood transfusion further reducing morbidity.
Enables to practice organ preserving approach with enhanced imaging, accuracy, and maneuvering abilities.
Access to hard-to-reach and very tight places inside the human body such as pelvis.
System is not programmable and works solely based on direct input given by the surgeon.
What health conditions can be treated with robotic surgery?
There are many conditions that have been successfully treated by undergoing robotic surgery. Some of the different types of surgery that can be performed using robotic surgery include:
• General surgery
• Colorectal surgery
• Heart surgery
• Thoracic (chest) surgery
• Head and neck surgery
• Gynecologic surgery
• Urological surgery
• Orthopaedic surgery
• Cancer surgery
Is robotic surgery safe?
Robotic surgery is safe and precise, although the safety of the procedure depends on the surgeons and the experience they have with the technology. At Fortis Hospital, Mulund, where safety and quality is our highest priority, we have special training supported by simulation and educational programs where we train our clinical team to be the best and most skilled in their profession.
Can any doctor perform robot-assisted surgery?
Not every doctor or surgeon can walk into an operating room and do a robotic surgery without proper training. However, any doctor can be successfully trained to perform robotic surgeries. Fortis Hospital, Mulund, have invested so much in training the entire robotic surgical team and not just the surgeons, so that patients can expect the best clinical outcomes.
Why choose Fortis Hospital, Mulund, for robotic surgery?
At Fortis Hospital, Mulund, robotic surgery is carried out with the use of the 4th Generation Da Vinci Xi, the world’s most advanced surgical robotic system that delivers 3D high-definition views, allowing surgeons to perform complex procedures with greater precision, flexibility, and control. The hospital’s clinical team is specially trained and proficient in performing robotic surgeries across multiple speciality departments.
What are the benefits and risks of robotic surgery?
Robotic surgery offers many benefits to the patients, compared to open surgery - such as better visualisation of the surgical site, shorter recovery time, less pain and blood loss, fewer complications, quicker return to normal activities, etc.
As with any surgery, robot-assisted surgery involves risks such as a small infection and other complications.
How does robotic surgery work?
During a robotic surgery, the surgeon makes tiny incisions in the patient’s body and inserts miniaturised instruments and a high-definition 3-D camera. The surgeon, while seated at a computer console near the operating table, controls those instruments to perform the surgery.
What is robotic surgery?
Robotic surgery is a type of surgical technique in which surgeons direct the procedure using the robotic surgical tools. It is an advanced form of laparoscopic surgery and can be performed solely or alongside traditional open surgery depending on the situation at hand. Robot-assisted surgery has been around for many years, with the first robot being used to perform a brain biopsy procedure in 1985.