Robotic urologic surgery is one of the most commonly performed robotic surgeries. Robotic surgery is most commonly used in prostate cancer surgery. Robotic surgery is one of the most advanced technologies applied today in medicine. It is widely used in urology, gynecology, general surgery, ENT, thoracic surgery, cardiac surgery operations in Turkey as well as in Europe and America.
The technology applied in robotic surgery has important advantages for both the doctor and the patient.Firstly, when compared to open surgery, less blood loss is observed in robotic surgery. Intra-abdominal is inflated with gas during the robotic surgery and the gas pressure prevents bleeding by pressing on the veins.When the operation is completed, this gas is evacuated, thenbleeding vesselscan be more easily detected and sealed by the help of the special cameras which has three-dimensional, high image quality and the ability to enlarge the field ten times.
Patients who underwent robotic surgery are less hospitalized than other patients and are discharged earlier.This is due to the smaller surgical incisions in robotic surgery, less blood loss and less pain after surgery. The catheter of patient who underwent radical prostatectomy with robotic surgery isremoved earlier. So the duration of catheterizationis shorter. The reason for this is that the urinary bladder and external urinary tract, called urethra, can be sutured in a better and waterproof manner in robotic prostatectomy operation. The duration of catheterization is usually 5 days.
Patients who underwent robotic surgery have less pain in the postoperative period and need less pain medication.Because wound incisions are smaller than open surgery and therefore they feel less pain.
Cancer control is better in robotic surgery.The cancerous tissue is more clearly seen and removed during surgery with three-dimensional and high-resolution image-capable cameras and robotic arms capable of moving at 7 degrees.
After prostate surgery performed by robotic surgery, urine control is often quicker and better. Better image capability, less bleeding, better sutured bladder and urinary canal provide rapid urine control during the postoperative period.
After prostate cancer surgery with robotic surgery, the return to sexual life is seen earlier.In a medically suitable patient, preservation of the nerve and vascular bundle around the prostate, which enables the erection, is more possible with robotic surgery. Therefore, return to sexual life in the postoperative period is earlier in these patients.