The fad is all about going minimalistic. It could be with regards to design, lifestyle, technology or fashion. The one industry that seems to catch up this trend of minimalism is the health industry. The newest development is the minimally invasive surgery is Robotic surgery or The Da Vinci Surgical System.
What does it mean?
Minimally invasive surgery means that instead of operating on patients through large incisions as was the norm earlier here one uses miniaturized surgical instruments that fit through a series of quarter-inch incisions which is controlled by a surgeon from a console.
It was first introduced in 2000 by an American company called Intuitive Surgical. This technological advancement has opened many doors, keeping in mind how strenuous and painful these operations used to be. It is one of those cases wherein the patient and the doctor, both, seem to have moved ahead together to enjoy the boons of technological advancement. It makes it possible for surgeons to perform minimally invasive procedures involving complex dissection or reconstructions. And from the patients' end, this procedure can offer all the potential benefits of a laparoscopy, which includes less pain, less blood loss and less need for blood transfusions.
What are its advantages?
This new age procedure has seen to be highly effective in the world tormented by cancer. The presence of this form of surgery has enabled many to have a successful surgery and also make a quick recovery. Intricate cancer surgery is now performed with the use of the Da Vinci robot. The robot is immensely helpful when operating in deep and narrow fields such as the pelvic cavity. Minimally invasive or laparoscopic surgery is advantageous to treat gynecologic cancers including ovarian, cervical and uterine cancers. It is also used to help diagnose cancer or to treat cancer by removing a mass or pelvic organs compromised by cancer. The advantage of this form of surgery is that it provides the surgeon a complete 360-degree rotation of the equipment, allowing for extreme precision and latitude throughout the surgery. Ensuring every malign cell is procured and disposed of with extreme precision and care.
Word of caution:
This form of surgery is to be determined by reviewing a one's overall health as well as one’s particular condition and the extent of the disease. Many a time a simple rejection by the body can trigger an impending doom, however, the cases are few. Some factors that may preclude women particularly from robotic surgery are severe obesity, dense scar tissue due to prior abdominal surgery or large tumors.
When all is said and done one cannot deny how this invention has brought a ray of hope to many around the globe. To suffer is bad enough and then to spend in numerous days in safe recuperation is a task not only for the affected individual but also for their loved ones. This process most definitely speeds the healing time and aids the well-being of the patient in a manner that helps them lead a normal life post their health scare without adding a huge scar.
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