Robotic surgery for urinary bladder cancer is now the leading option in cases where the disease requires the removal of the bladder and creation of a new reservoir or passage for urine from a part of the intestine. This technology now enables an early recovery of patients after surgery and a decrease in chances of complications – while retaining the same cancer control probability of conventional open surgery. In the following video, Dr. Gagan Gautam demonstrates the technique of removal of bladder and creation of an ileal conduit via robotic surgery.
So, how is robotic surgery better than conventional open or laparoscopic surgery? Express healthcare finds out from two leading robotic surgeons in India.