Robotic Surgery

The constant progression in technology is revolutionizing different fields including healthcare. The healthcare sector has been implementing new techniques for the better delivery of treatment and to improve the quality of life of the people. The latest of all technique which is newly implemented is robot-assisted surgery.

Robot-assisted surgeries are considered to be a revolution in the field of the healthcare sector. Robotics made their appearance during the 1990s and nowadays it is becoming more and more common in hospitals. In India, robot-assisted surgery is gaining wide-ranged popularity, but there are some obstacles such as cost and awareness about robotics which has to be tackled.

Robotic surgery is an advanced form of minimally invasive surgery or laparoscopy. Robotic surgery doesn't mean that the surgery is completely performed by robots. The robot stands as a mode between the patient and the surgeon. Only a skilled surgeon can control and direct the robotic arms with the help of a computer. Small surgical tools are attached to the robot's arms and the surgery is performed precisely.

Robotic surgery is preferred because of its unique advantages. Some of the advantages are as follows:

  • Precision in narrow spaces like hiatus and pelvis
  • Better demarcation of the tissues, vessels and nerves resulting in better functional outcomes
  • Reduced tremors while operating
  • A 3-D view of the abdominal cavity making the surgeries precise and safe with less tissue damage
  • Reduced blood loss during surgery
  • Reduced pain and discomfort
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Short recovery period
  • Can get back to normal activities soon
  • Minimal surgical scarring
  • Minimal side-effects 

At our clinic, we have adopted robotic surgery to perform cancer surgeries and colorectal surgeries. We have our expert Dr. Shabnam Bashir, who is specialized in performing robotic surgery.

Robotic Cancer Surgery

Robotic surgery is a safe and sound option for removing cancers affecting various body parts including colon, rectal, endometrial, cervical, prostate, kidney, bladder and oesophagal cancer. Robotic technology in cancer surgery helps to remove malignant tissues precisely without damaging the surrounding tissues. This is especially important when the surgeon is working in narrow spaces like hiatus and pelvis with very limited space to manipulate the instruments, as the Robotic instruments come with reticulation and 540 degree of freedom which is more than that of wrist helping to make ergonomics far better in such narrow spaces! This also enables the patients in fast recovery with fewer complications.

Robotic Colorectal Surgery

Robot-assisted surgery is one of the best options for colorectal cancer surgery. Colon cancer, rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel diseases, and diverticulitis can be effectively treated with the help of robotic surgery. Laparoscopy and Da Vinci Robotic System is the advanced techniques used in performing minimally invasive colorectal surgery.

Da Vinci Robotic System

Da Vinci robotic surgical system facilitates to conduct complex surgical procedures with minimal invasiveness. This robotic system is helpful in treating urology, gynaecology, gastroenterology and cardiology problems. Da Vinci Robotic System is used for surgeries in hospitals worldwide. In 2012, around 200,000 surgical procedures were conducted with the help of this technology globally. At our centre, we are adopting a Da Vinci robotic system to deliver the best treatment with high efficiency

Authored by Dr. Shabnam Bashir

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About Dr. Shabnam Bashir


Dr. Shabnam Bashir has time and again proved her extensive and versatile expertise as a Colorectal Cancer Surgeon. This is validated by the successful cases of patients that she has dealt with.

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