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Study shows robotic surgery is safer and reduces patient recovery time by 20%

Study shows robotic surgery is safer and reduces patient recovery time by 20%



 

Study shows robotic surgery is safer and reduces patient recovery time by 20%.  

Robot-assisted bladder cancer removal and repair surgery could allow patients to recover faster and significantly reduce hospital stays, according to research from UCL and the University of Sheffield.

 

Robotic surgery, also known as robotic-assisted surgery, enables surgeons to perform a variety of complex procedures with greater precision, flexibility, and control than traditional methods.

Robotic surgery is often associated with minimally invasive surgery, which involves surgery through small incisions. It is also occasionally used in some traditional open surgical procedures.

 

Study shows robotic surgery is safer and reduces patient recovery time by 20%

 

 

The most common clinical robotic surgery systems include a camera arm and robotic arm with surgical tools.

While the surgeon sits at a computer desk next to the operating table, he controls the robotic arm.

The console provides the surgeon with a magnified, high-definition 3D view of the surgical site.

A first-of-its-kind clinical trial led by scientists at UCL and the University of Sheffield found that using robotic-assisted surgery to remove and reconstruct bladder cancer allowed patients to recover faster and significantly reduce hospital stays (20%).

 

The study, published May 15 in JAMA and funded by the Champniss Foundation, also found that robotic surgery cut the chance of readmission in half (52%) and showed a similar In contrast, the incidence of blood clots (deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism) was surprisingly reduced by four times (77%), which is an important cause of health decline and morbidity.

Patients’ endurance and quality of life also improved, and their physical activity increased, as measured by daily steps recorded on wearable smart sensors.

 

Unlike open surgery, which involves the surgeon working directly on the patient and making large incisions in the skin and muscle, robot-assisted surgery enables doctors to remotely guide less invasive tools using a console and 3D views.

It is currently only available in a few hospitals in the UK. The findings provide the strongest evidence yet of the benefits of robotic-assisted surgery for patients, the researchers say, and they are now urging the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) to roll it out across the UK as a clinical option, using For all major abdominal procedures, including colorectal, gastrointestinal, and gynecology.

 

 

 

Study shows robotic surgery is safer and reduces patient recovery time by 20%

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