Department of Advanced Renal Sciences

ROBOTIC SURGERY

Robotic Urology Program at Patel Hospital Jalandhar

Urological surgery is surgery associated with diseases that affect the male or female urinary tract & the male reproductive tract. The organs that fall under this field are kidneys, ureters, urethra, adrenal glands, urinary bladder and the male reproductive system (penis, testes, vas deferens, epididymis, seminal vesicles, prostate)

Robotics in the field of urological surgery has been an exciting development. In urology, robots have been applied in 2 areas: Endourology and Laparoscopy.

The earliest application of robotic Uro-surgery was reported at the Imperial College, London in 1989. The surgery was a trans-urethral resection of the prostate & the prototype robot (PROBOT) followed a detailed surgical plan outlined by the surgeon. This surgery illustrated the controlled, repetitive & precise movements the robot made, thus reducing human error.

The following procedures can be done in urology via robotic system:

  • Radical prostatectomy
  • Partial nephrectomy
  • Radical nephrectomy
  • Radical nephroureterectomy
  • Reconstructive renal & ureteral surgeries- ureteric re-implantation etc.
  • Pyeloplasty for uretero-pelvic junction obstruction (UPJO)
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Cystectomy
  • Urinary diversion
  • Retroperitoneal and inguinal lymph nodes dissection

OVER 50 CASES ALREADY TREATED

The advantages of robotic surgery are:

  • Precision
  • Three D natural vision
  • Better hand-eye coordination
  • Enhanced depth perception
  • Seven degrees of freedom movements

Following urological operations are performed routinely with excellent results in Patel Hospital, Jalandhar;

  • Radical prostatectomy
  • Radical cystectomy and urinary diversion
  • Partial nephrectomy
  • Kidney transplantation
  • Pyeloplasty
  • Ureteric reimplantation
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Retroperitoneal and inguinallyphnodes dissection.
  • Bladder diverticulectomy.

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