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Robotic Stone Crushing Surgery

Robotic Stone Crushing Surgery

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  • What is the Method of Robotic Stone Crushing Surgery?
  • Advantages of Robotic Stone Crushing Surgery
  • What is the Process of Robotic Stone Crushing Surgery?
  • The Recovery Process of Robotic Stone Crushing Surgery 
  • Are There Alternatives to Robotic Stone Crushing Surgery?
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Robotic lithotripsy is surgery to break or remove stones that form in the kidney or urinary tract using minimally invasive robotic technology. This method can be less invasive and provide faster recovery times compared to traditional methods. It therefore has the potential to reduce patient pain and complications. The surgery is performed by a specialized surgeon and can vary depending on the size and location of the stone and the patient's condition.

    What is the Method of Robotic Stone Crushing Surgery?

    Robotic stone crushing surgery is a surgical method used to break and remove stones in the kidney. In this method, stones are intervened in a precise and controllable way using robotic surgical systems. The location and size of the stone is determined by preoperative imaging techniques and the robotic surgical system is programmed according to this information. During surgery, the stones are broken and removed using special instruments controlled by the robotic surgical system. Robotic stone crushing surgery is less invasive and can shorten patients' recovery period and reduce the risk of complications. It should not be confused with the Da Vinci surgical system, a robotic surgery platform that can be used in a wide range of surgical applications.

    Advantages of Robotic Stone Crushing Surgery

    Robotic stone crushing surgery is a surgical procedure used in the process of treating kidney stones. In this procedure, a robotic arm uses a laser or sound waves to break stones in the kidney. Laser stone crushing or sound waves have many advantages over traditional stone crushing surgery.

    The advantages of robotic stone crushing surgery can be as follows:

    Less invasive: It can intervene on stones with smaller incisions and more precision. This can speed up the patient's recovery process and reduce the risk of complications.

    Less bleeding: It can break and remove stones in a precise way. This can also reduce the risk of bleeding.

    Less pain: Patients usually feel less pain because it is a less invasive procedure.

    Shorter hospital stay: It usually provides a faster recovery process, which can shorten patients' hospital stay.

    Better imaging: It uses high-resolution imaging technology. This allows surgeons to see the position of the stones more clearly.

     

    What is the Process of Robotic Stone Crushing Surgery?

    Robotic stone crushing surgery is performed under general anesthesia. The surgery takes approximately 1-2 hours. In the surgery, 4 small incisions are made on the patient's back. Robotic arms are inserted through these incisions. The robotic arms intervene on the stones in the kidney using laser or sound waves. After the stones are crushed, the pieces are excreted in the urine.

    The stages of robotic stone crushing surgery are as follows:

    Patient preparation: The general health status of the patient is evaluated. The patient's kidney function and urinary tract infection are checked.

    Anesthesia: The surgery is performed under general anesthesia. The patient is asleep during the operation and does not feel any pain.

    Opening the incisions: 4 small incisions are made on the patient's back. Robotic arms are inserted through these incisions.

    Visualization of the stones: The robotic arms use a camera to view the stones in the kidney.

    Breaking the stones: The robotic arms break the stones using lasers or sound waves.

    Termination of the surgery: The robotic arms are removed and the incisions are sutured.

    After surgery, the patient is usually discharged the same day. After surgery, the patient may need to take pain medication.

    The Recovery Process of Robotic Stone Crushing Surgery 

    The recovery process for robotic stone crushing surgery can often vary depending on the patient's condition, the complexity of the surgery and the size of the stone. However, it usually offers faster recovery times due to its minimally invasive nature. Patients can usually return to their normal activities after a short period of time. Postoperative pain and discomfort are usually minimal. However, the exact recovery process and recommendations are determined by the patient's surgeon and may vary depending on the patient's specific condition. 

    Are There Alternatives to Robotic Stone Crushing Surgery?

    There are alternatives to robotic stone crushing surgery. The most common alternatives used in the treatment of kidney stones are as follows:

    Stone crushing with shock waves from outside the body (ESWL): Stones in the kidney are broken with shock waves sent from outside the body. ESWL is usually used for kidney stones smaller than 2 cm.

    Ureteroscopic stone crushing (URS): A camera and instruments are inserted into the urinary canal called the urethra. Stones in the kidney are broken or removed. URS is usually used for kidney stones smaller than 2 cm. This treatment is preferred within the scope of ureter stone treatment.

    Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL): A small incision is made in the kidney. Through this incision, the stones in the kidney are broken or removed. PCNL is usually used for kidney stones larger than 2 cm.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Patients are often curious about the healing process of robotic stone crushing surgery, pain sensation, the effectiveness of the surgery and the duration of hospitalization. In addition, the risks, complications and postoperative considerations are also among the frequently asked questions.

    Is Robotic Stone Crushing Surgery Painful?

    Since robotic stone crushing surgery is usually minimally invasive, postoperative pain and discomfort are usually minimal. However, since each patient is different, this may vary from person to person.

    How soon can I return to normal activities after surgery?

    The time to return to normal activities after surgery can vary, usually depending on the complexity of the surgery and the speed of the patient's recovery. Many patients can return to normal activities within a short period of time, it is important to act according to your surgeon's recommendations.

    Who are suitable candidates for robotic stone crushing surgery?

    Robotic stone crushing surgery may be suitable for patients with stones in the kidney or urinary tract that often do not respond to or are not suitable for conventional treatments. This may depend on factors such as the patient's general health and the size and location of the stone.

    * Liv Hospital Editorial Board has contributed to the publication of this content .
    * Contents of this page is for informational purposes only. Please consult your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. The content of this page does not include information on medicinal health care at Liv Hospital .
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