Robotic-assisted surgery offers new options
Doctors say it's less invasive
- Duration 4:26
- Date Jan 27, 2013
Doctors say it's less invasive
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About house on a house call on the doctors and -- some new surgical options for women.
Some physicians saying that robotic assisted surgery offers a number of advantages for patients had a smarting a lot of experience in this what what's going on to help.
Women and in in terms of surgery.
-- this is a very exciting time in Madison decides -- technology.
We've done obviously this robotic surgery for prostate cancer and that won't really well.
1112 years ago when I was in Paris some sort of do robotic surgery you never thought that you would sit here and the patient is about ten feet away.
And as you move your hands here that instruments move inside the patient's abdomen.
That was like a real eye opening experience when I was doing my training today we see that robotic surgery is coming in for women.
So all the hysterectomies.
Removal of the uterus for -- cancer.
My own my home was off -- -- which causes a lot of pelvic pain and and difficult -- all of this is being done now with a robot.
-- reason why robotic technology works for -- sort of be two surgeries because we're working their very narrow.
-- space and looking at -- -- doesn't tell you are right behind the mask someplace sort of my nurses those my lovely team that I always send behind me I'm sitting at a distance away.
But golf course you need to have a team and the reason why this works is because you can.
Visualize things better there is no decision there's no love lost points are basically a tiny little holes that we enter -- -- this was what visual caught Jamie so I get to go home apparently.
They get back to work -- this is no blood on like open surgery you can really see.
The field and that's why certainly my filled with prostate cancer you can see the nerves you can see the outcome and as far as sexual function of confidence.
And now we -- for women just works really well.
Necessarily somebody under -- yes there's yeah.
What's next you can probably another hundred -- the key thing is how to why the side as an -- is that I'm gonna send somebody for robotic procedure.
By the way David has helped train some of the people in this country that are doing it for women as well.
Just because it's he's an expert in robotics the answer is strangely when they studied it for women hysterectomies or -- let me is when you take -- -- They found that it can have a longer time in the operating room and it can be more expensive.
You know why that is because not everyone doing it has David strain.
Has done 4000 cases so if you're patient looking to see if you have this procedure which has obvious advantages higher magnification.
You can get to places you couldn't get to otherwise.
Quicker healing time you get out of the hospital fast you don't have that big wound up like eating lets me know believing I didn't see any bleeding -- his own.
When would you do it though you've got to have someone who's an artist that has the experience.
That knows what they're doing that's on the number of cases and has great result what do you do have -- if you go to the doctor watch and I asked the doctor.
About surgery -- to do things well you first test whether it's necessary to do do it that way and then you ask do you know someone dot.
Who has a ton of experience and I don't.
Had to -- prove that.
-- various matters and I think that if somebody can use their hands.
What we used to say tactile feedback or touch.
There's a way to go as we did in the open surgery years ago.
If you contrast that -- experience and now bring the technology combined them.
Eric that's when you have the magic so the question that you should be asking your doctor.
What is your experience how many cases do you what do the right number of how many cases I think its case to -- and I think for prostate -- you should do hundreds of thousands you wanna go to the most experienced side.
Someone who performs a -- gets himself.
If your surge is going from room to -- and he's only -- -- part of the operation.
That's not a good operating room to be with.
Find out what the complications are do you have a technique and -- -- side effects.
Everyone that does for example robotic process surgery.
May have different type of techniques.
And and so on so I think it's really experience of the surgeon that matters in Washington -- and I sit -- and ask one last question on this before we go could this be used for brain surgery ultimately robotic teachers and then you know bloodless surgery yes it really will go along to other modalities.
But right now because there's not a lot of room in the public area for prostate for uterus this works really well you have full range of motion.
With a robot you can really bring the camera look when we used to do open surgery you can't put your head under the pelvic bone to see now you can -- -- beautiful.
And that's why men and women out there would benefit from their advantage of this that was circus somebody washing his hair I don't know -- that's another.