About the Procedure
One of the surgical ways of treating endometriosis is through videolaparoscopy, a technique that allows the removal of all visible foci of the disease.
Through small openings of 1 to 2 centimeters and with a micro camera that is introduced in the abdominal region, it brought many advantages to patients aesthetically, in addition to ensuring a quick postoperative recovery.
With the advancement of technology over the years, this surgical modality has evolved to the point of being performed with robots.
How is it performed?
In Brazil since 2008, robotic surgery is performed through the Da Vinci Surgical System platform. During the surgery the surgeon sits comfortably and can obtain extremely high-resolution 3D images, produced in the same way as videolaparoscopy.
This platform has a console with extreme precision joysticks, which allow the controller to perform movements with the clamps attached to the robotic arms. They have a 360 degree rotation, easily reproducing human movements and are able to reach anatomical structures that are difficult to access, in a delicate and precise way.
To master the technique and control all the equipment, it is necessary to form a specialized team with surgeons who have undergone strict training, created by the robot manufacturer itself.
With the implementation of robotic surgery, the safety and guaranteed success of surgical treatments has been considerably increased. All of the different checking protocols serve this purpose. If the surgeon moves away from the console, sensors positioned at the control site automatically stop the system.
This type of surgery was developed for the benefit of both surgeons and patients, ensuring less blood loss, pain reduction, less risk of infection and a much faster return to daily activities.