CMRI assisted Robotic surgeries in times of COVID

News Desk, News Nation 360: During this pandemic when a doctor tells the need for surgery, everybody may feel scared, concerned and may also get panic attacks. The good news is that with advances in surgical technology and high pace invention of technology, everybody can expect a very different surgery experience at CMRI with the help of robots. Robotics-assisted surgery enables the surgeon to operate with enhanced precision, dexterity and control even during the most complex procedures and ensures lesser bone removal, preserves natural anatomy and facilitates better post-operative outcomes for the patient, including a better pain-free range of motion and faster rehabilitation to return to a normal and active lifestyle. Dr Rakesh Rajput, HOD& Director Department of Orthopaedics, CMRI, told in many hospitals around the city, non-emergent surgeries were put on hold as hospitals were transformed into COVID centres. As surgeons and administrators do their best in solving this problem, the robotic surgery has been used which has many known and demonstrated benefits over open surgery and often over conventional laparoscopy. The clinical advantages of the robotic surgical system have never been more important than during and following this pandemic. In general, research suggests that robotic surgery is associated with improved clinical outcomes for patients in every possible way. During the robotic procedure, the surgeon either sits in the console or operates using a robotic arm directly. This means the robotic arm becomes an extension of the surgeon’s hand. Infection rates or wound infection rates are fewer in these surgeries. The more contact they have, there are more risks of transmitting virus as well as bacterial infections to the patient. Robotic surgery decreases the length of stay for patients, thereby increasing the availability of beds for other hospital needs. The self-contained operative field, with smoke evacuation, minimized use of energy devices decreases the risk of potential viral transmission to any health-care staff. CMRI is truly taking a big step forward with the use of a latest intuitive surgical robot, and all the latest technologies. The hospital strongly believes that innovation and adoption of new technologies are the touchstones of the advancement of the healthcare industry. These initiatives have enabled them to save countless patients and to maintain their focus on providing continuous quality healthcare. 

Report : Anustup Kundu

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