Robotic pelvic Lymphadenectomy

What is Robotic Pelvic Lymphadenectomy?

Pelvic Lymphadenectomy is a procedure for the treatment of cancer in pelvic organs. Robotic-assisted Pelvic Lymphadenectomy is the standard way of conducting Pelvic Lymphadenectomy.

How does Robotic pelvic Lymphadenectomy help?

It is a procedure adopted to diagnose cancer condition. If cancer cells are present in your lymph nodes, they are likely to spread faster. Cancer cells in lymph nodes can be dan...

How does Robotic pelvic Lymphadenectomy help?

What are the benefits and risks of Robotic pelvic Lymphadenectomy procedure?

The robot assistance has revolutionised the Lymphadenectomy procedure but as any other surgery, it also has a few risks associated with it.

The advantages of Robotic pelvic Lymphadenectomy treatment are:

  • Blood loss is minimal, and faster recovery is ensured.
  • The surgical discomfort associated with Radical Lymphadenectomy is significantly reduced.
  • The operative time is shorter than the conventiona...

The risks associated with Robotic pelvic Lymphadenectomy surgery are:

  • The complications are very rare but risks include bowel and vascular injury.

At present, the robotics is very bulky and has assistants issued inside the operating room. Some surgeons also feel that it reduces their tactical ability to perform the operation.

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