Essay On Robotic Surgery

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WILL ROBOTICS CHANGE THE FACE OF MEDICINE? 'If I could time travel into the future, my first port of call would be the point where medical technology is at its best because, like most people on this planet, I have this aversion to dying' quoted Neal Asher. A major part of our population has an aversion to death and today medical technology has increased the life span of an average person with an extra few years. Medical technology has been around since the caveman began using rocks for trephining. Over the years we have seen it advancing from painless needles to robotic surgeries. The hospital visits, paper documentation is being replaced with computers, social networking, etc.Robotic surgery is a new and exciting emerging technology…show more content…
Robotic surgery will allow for a much greater degree of precision and accuracy to be achieved whenever certain types of surgical procedures are being used, such as orthopaedic surgery, or neurological. A surgeon will be able to manipulate the robot from a centralised distance means that the surgery can be performed in a less restrictive manner. This means that the patient can be treated and operated on with a minimum of staff which in turn, reduces costs. The first documented use of a robot-assisted surgical procedure occurred in 1985 when the PUMA 560 robotic surgical arm was used in a delicate neurosurgical biopsy, a non- laparoscopic surgery. In 2000, the Da Vinci Surgery System broke new ground by becoming the first robotic surgery system approved by the FDA for general laparoscopic surgery. This was the first time the FDA approved an all-encompassing system of surgical instruments and camera utensils. Robots augment the surgeon’s potential with superhuman precision and repeatability. They help hospitals save costs, reduce waste, and improve patient care. They offer levels of measurability and traceability that only automated machines can achieve

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