Education & events / 19 Apr 2016

Robotic Assisted Surgery Is The Future Of Medicine

13th April 2016: Transmedic Indonesia collaborated with Bunda Hospital to run a da Vinci Surgical System test drive for 3 prominent urologists from the national teaching hospital, Cipto Mangunkusomo.

To date, the da Vinci Surgical System has been successfully employed worldwide in more than 1.5 million various surgical procedures, with excellent safety records. It provides numerous benefits over traditional open and laparoscopic surgeries. With the robotics system, surgeons can perform complex surgeries through just a few small incisions, reducing patient recovery times. Most importantly, the da Vinci System is designed to be fail-safe, which means in the event of power interruption or safety check failure, the System is designed to shut down safely, allowing the surgeon to remain in full control of the procedure.

Through this test drive, Dr. Nur Rasyid, SpU, Dr.Ponco Birowo, SpU, PhD, and Dr. Arry Rodjani, SpU have experienced the ability of the robot to perform delicate and complex procedures that can be problematic or even impossible with other methods. This is due to its tiny, wristed instruments that can bend and rotate much more than the human hand. There is also a 3D HD vision system for a clear and magnified view inside the patient’s body. All these work together to allow the surgeon far more precision, and greatly reduce the risk of collateral tissue damage.

Contrary to common assumptions, the robot is not difficult for doctors to operate, and actually makes lengthy procedures more manageable. “It’s easy and quick for us to adapt [to the system],” said Dr. Nur Rasyid, SpU after trying the robot for the first time. This is as opposed to traditional surgical methods where the surgeon has to stand over the patient for protracted periods of time, using unwieldy laparoscopic tools.

Moving forward, with all these benefits robotic-assisted surgery should become the new standard of care.

Find out more about the da Vinci surgical system here.


Published on 19 Apr 2016

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