Technological Advancements Of Technology Surgery Essay

1493 Words Jul 20th, 2015 null Page
Imagine a big machine with three robotic hands pointed at you on an operating table waiting for your surgery to begin. For the first time ever, it is possible for surgeons neither to look directly at nor touch the tissues or organs on which they will operate. The possibility of having robotic assistance is unbelievable, but with current advancements of technology surgery it has become a less dangerous treatment.
Surgical robotics is a relatively new technology. Robots have taken a new direction in many different areas from being used in labs, stores, constructions and many more as an extension of one’s capability. Robots previously thought as entertainment are soon transformed into useful tools in the field of medicine.
Many centers are currently using robots in surgery, but it is mostly confined to small surgical procedures. In 1987, minimally invasive surgery began in the first laparoscopic cholecystectomy, a surgical removal of the gallbladder (Lanfranco et al., 2). Laparoscopy is a surgical procedure in which a fiber-optic instrument is inserted through the abdominal wall to view the organs in the abdomen or to permit a surgical procedure, as defined in Webster’s dictionary. Minimally invasive surgery have smaller incisions, lower risk of infections, and shorter hospital stays. In current procedures, the laparoscopic equipment used by the surgeons’ do not rely upon the haptic feedback, natural hand-eye coordination and dexterity but complete the tasks while watching a…

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