Robotic Surgery vs. Laparoscopy: "Robotic surgery has changed the concept of theater"
The Department of General and Digestive Surgery HM University Sanchinarro, was present at the lecture series "Da Vinci Robotic System: applications in different surgical specialties" held at the Royal Academy of Medicine. In the last decade, minimally invasive surgery has brought a revolution in modern surgical practice, in fact, for many years the laparoscopic surgery has been considered as a paradigm of this concept of surgery, but has some limitations compared to robotics.
On this issue they discussed three surgeons of Surgery. Dr. Hipólito Duran, Dr. Yolanda Quijano, co-director of the service, and Dr. Emilio Vicente, director of the same and both directors of the Department of Abdominal Oncology Robotic Surgery Created in collaboration with Palex Medical and San Pablo CEU University.
During his presentation "Robotic surgery in rectal cancer," Dr. Duran emphasized the advantages of the Da Vinci robot, such as "excellent ergonomic adaptation and a large degree of freedom equal to the human wrist movements." However, laparoscopic surgery has several limitations, such as two-dimensional vision and reduced maneuverability.
. For his part, Dr. Quijano in his paper on "Robotic surgery in pancreatic cancer," he said that surgical treatment remains the therapeutic procedure indicated for this type of tumor, "Early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer remains difficult usually is discovered when it is already advanced. Being able to achieve complete tumor resection is the only guarantee of survival. "
"For patients with pancreatic cancer, laparoscopic surgery is a surgical feat that requires great skill of the surgeon," said Dr.. Quijano. In this sense, the specialist added that "robotic surgery has been growing and has gone from only used in urology to be used in other areas, changing the concept of theater".
The director of the Department of General Surgery and Digestive HM University Sanchinarro, Dr. Emilio Vicente, spoke on "New perspectives of robotic surgery." "With robotic surgery performed with the da Vinci Surgical System surgical procedures are simplified and makes complex procedures become routine surgical procedures," said the specialist.