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Robotic Surgery

Mostly used in cardiovascular area, robotic surgery is an effective and advanced surgical method showing the highpoint of healthcare technology.

In cardiovascular area, the following operations can be performed with robotic technology: mitral valve repair, coronary bypass, arrhythmia, cardiac valve repair, atrial septal defect.

Even though its progress is slower compared to other surgical branches, robotic cardiovascular surgery takes firmer and safer steps. Obviously, timing and speed of the operation is crucial factors of cardiac surgery, since the heart is stopped in the meantime. The robotics technology advanced rapidly in the past 10-12 years. Thus, skilled surgeons have already reached the climax of the learning curve, and are now using the technology very efficiently. With the addition of certain solutions and improvements, robotic surgery is now being widely employed.

Robotik Cerrahi

On the national level there have been palpable improvements in the health area in recent year. This had reflections on the robotic surgery technology as well. Eventually, Turkey has started to draw attention of both local and international patients, regarding robotic surgery. Statistics show that Turkey stands as the number one country to perform robotic cardiovascular surgery in Europe.

Robotic Surgery

While open-heart surgery is performed by cutting the sternum, in robotic surgery, incisions are made in between ribs, without causing any harm on the bones. The heart is accessed through a total of four 2-cm-long incisions.

Advantages of Robotic Surgery

  • The operation is performed through 2 or 3 cm-long incisions.
  • Since the incisions remain under the breast, the patients (especially women) see no scars on the body. This has a clear positive effect on the patient’s psychology in the post-op term.
  • The patients have much less pain in this technique, compared to open-heart surgery.
  • With this technique, bleeding and infections risks drop significantly.
  • The patients get back to normal life notably quicker.
  • There is less need for blood transfusion.

Cardiovascular Operations That Can Be Performed With Robotic Technology

  • Mitral and tricuspid valve repair of replacement
  • Coronary bypass operations
  • Atrial septal defect (ASD)- Ventricular septal defect (VSD) repair
  • Removal of cardiac tumors
  • Arrhythmia surgery