Robotic surgery, or robot-assisted surgery, is a method of surgery that allows doctors to perform surgical procedures with greater precision, flexibility and control; and perform delicate and complex procedures that may have been difficult or impossible with other more conventional surgical techniques.
Robotic surgery is usually associated with minimally-invasive surgery in which a surgeon makes small incisions in the body and inserts robotic instruments along with a high-definition three-dimensional camera. With the high-resolution images relayed by the camera, the surgeon can manipulate the robotic instruments from a console to accurately perform an operation.
The benefits of minimally invasive surgery often include:
- Fewer complications, such as surgical site infection
- Less pain and blood loss
- Quicker recovery
- Smaller and less noticeable scars
Introducing the Versius Surgical Robotic System
Gleneagles adopts the Versius Surgical Robotic System, a cutting-edge, next-generation surgical robotics designed to make robotic minimally-invasive surgery (MIS) more accessible and less invasive and help patients feel better, sooner.
Enhancing surgical capabilities and precision
Versius complements and extends what surgeons can do, helping to improve outcomes for patients. Compared to traditional laparoscopy surgery, the fully-articulated wrists, direct hand to instrument mapping, and integrated stable 3D high-definition visualisation on the system provide superior precision, control, dexterity and superb depth perception. This allows surgeons to perform surgical steps with greater accuracy and ease.
Providing more options around minimally-invasive surgery
The benefits of MIS for patients are well proven and these include reduced pain, less blood loss, reduced likelihood of surgical complications and speedier patient recover.
This new-generation robotic system allows an extended application of robotic technique on more MIS in more specialties, hence offering more treatment options to patients. The system’s compact design and great mobility also mean that robotic surgery can be made ready for surgeons and patients more efficiently, with less lead time.
More affordable to benefit more patients
The relatively high cost of traditional robotic surgery has been one of the main considerations in patients’ decision-making. With the Versius system, patients will have access to more affordable robotic surgery in addition to unparalleled clinical outcomes.