Anyone who’s had a medical operation knows that it can be such a source of pain. Traditional surgical procedures are invasive in nature, causing some amount of trauma to implement a course of treatment.
However, the latest advancements in medical technology allow individuals to opt for a less traumatic approach to their care. The introduction of robotic surgery easily avoids all the complications brought about by most operations.
Now hailed as the future of surgical procedures, The Medical City (TMC) has been offering robotic surgeries since 2010. This signals its position as one of the most technologically advanced health institutions in the Philippines, at par with leading centers in the world.
In August 2016, TMC relaunched its Robotics Surgery program with the acquisition of its second robot, the more advanced da Vinci Si Surgical System.
In robotic-assisted surgery, the surgeon performs the procedure by manipulating robotic arms from a special viewing and control console. The arms wield fine surgical instruments that are able to cut, dissect, and suture with full range of motion, as well as a camera that allows the surgeon to view the operative site in three dimensions, magnified up to 10 times.
The precise movements allow the surgeon to manipulate only the structures that need to be touched. These translate into accurate dissection with less trauma to other structures and less bleeding. Less trauma and small incisions would mean less pain, shorter hospital stay, and faster recovery. Small incisions would also result in more cosmetically acceptable scars that are often times barely noticeable.
TMC has highly-qualified personnel to perform robotic surgeries, from doctors to nurses. While the procedure is presently available for urologic, colorectal, and gynecological operations, it can also be utilized for head and neck, trans-oral, thoracic, and vascular surgeries.