UC: Robot-assisted surgery is safer for the patient

A study published in the journal JAMA found that robotic surgery halved (52%)

the likelihood of re-hospitalization, after itthe risk of thrombosis is reduced by four times (77%) - this is one of the main reasons for the deterioration in the health of patients who undergo open surgery.

The scientists explained that, in contrast to the approach wheresurgeons have to make large incisions in the skin and muscles, robot-assisted surgery allows specialists to remotely control minimally invasive instruments using a console and 3D vision.

The researchers claim that theThe results provide the strongest evidence for the benefit of robotic-assisted surgery for patients, and urge the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) to make it available as an affordable option for abdominal surgeries, including colorectal, gastrointestinal, and gynecological.

“The unexpected result was a startlingreduction in the number of blood clots in patients undergoing robotic surgery; this indicates the safety of the operation, in which patients experience much fewer complications and a faster return to normal life, ”the study notes.

The data also show a reductionlength of hospital stay after surgery. On average, a group of patients who underwent robot-assisted surgery spent 7 days in the hospital. The number of re-hospitalizations within 90 days after surgery also significantly decreased - 21% in the robot-assisted surgery group versus 32% in the open surgery group.

Another 20 secondary indicators were assessed after 90days, 6 and 12 months after surgery. They included the prevalence of thrombosis, wound complications, quality of life, disability, endurance, activity level, and survival (morbidity). All secondary outcomes after robot-assisted operations were at the same level or better.

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