Oncological Robotic Surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery that uses robotics to help surgeons perform procedures on the human body. It has become popular because it allows doctors to perform surgeries with less pain and blood loss than traditional methods such as open surgery or laparoscopic approach. It consists of three components - the surgeon’s console, a patient cart, and the vision cart. All of these components work together to allow the surgeon to view what is happening and then mimic the moments to guide the instruments.

What is Oncological Robotic Surgery?

Robotic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery that uses a robot controlled by a medical professional to perform the procedure. Often, people assume that robots perform the surgery when, in fact, your surgeon performs the surgery with the Da Vinci instruments, which they guide from the console. The use of robotic technology was first introduced in the 1990s, and it has been used ever since to treat cancer.

Robotic surgery is becoming more popular because it allows physicians to perform more complex surgeries than traditional methods, while also providing patients with less pain and fewer scars as compared with open surgery. The benefits of robotic surgery include:

  • Less time spent operating on patients (1-2 days vs 7-10 days)
  • Less blood loss due to less need for anesthesia during surgery (2 cc per minute vs 8 cc per minute)
  • Reduced pain
  • Lower risk of infection or complications
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Less scarring due to smaller incisions
  • Faster return to normal activities (e.g., sexual function, urinary continence)
Who are eligible for robotic surgery?

If you require surgical treatment because the cancer has spread to other parts of your body (metastatic), or if it has spread to the lining of an important organ (organ metastasis), then robotic surgery may be an option for you. While robotic surgery is used to treat many cancers, not all cancer patients are candidates for this procedure.

You may have many questions about whether robotic surgery is right for you. Don’t hesitate to ask your surgeon, surgical oncologist or other members of our care team about what to expect.

In addition to reducing blood loss through minimally invasive techniques like endoscopy/laparoscopy combined with robotic technology, here at Veritas Cancer Care (VCC), we also offer other additional treatment options. We offer chemotherapy prior to surgery, which further decreases post-operative complications such as infection or bleeding disorders.

What is the Procedure for Oncological Robotic Surgery?

Robotic surgery systems use one or more robotic arms that surgeons control remotely and precisely using a nearby console. One robot arm has a laparoscope. Other arms hold tiny surgical instruments that can fit into an incision less than an inch long. The surgeon sits at a screen that provides 3-dimensional views of the tumor.

Patients are placed under general anesthesia and operate from a console, where they are sedated and anesthetized. The patient's surgeon operates from this control room using computer-assisted navigation (CAD) technology, which helps to guide hand movements as well as provide real-time feedback for visualization purposes.

The robotic arm holding instruments can have up to five degrees of freedom; this means it can move independently along three axes: xy plane (horizontal), z-axis (vertical) and roll angle (roll). This allows surgeons' hands freedom while they perform tasks such as suturing tissue together during surgery or inserting needles into bone marrow cavities located deep inside patients' bodies without breaking through skin layers first—both vital steps required when performing oncological robotic surgery procedures!

To complete these tasks accurately requires training with sophisticated machines like those found at leading hospitals around the world today.


Oncological Robotic Surgery offers many benefits to cancer patients. It reduces the duration of surgery, decreases blood loss and post-surgical pain, and ensures faster recovery. Oncological robotic surgery at Veritas Cancer Care in Chennai is a state-of-the-art facility that offers superior care for all types of cancers in India.

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