Specialists working on patients while controlling automated arms could turn into another standard in medical clinics.
The help of robots in careful rooms are anticipated to change the manner in which activities are performed by enabling medical procedures to be done as keyhole techniques.
As the utilization of mechanical medical procedure turns out to be progressively well known, an expanding number of surgeons are being prepared in how to utilize them. They enable specialists to perform complex strategies utilizing an insignificantly obtrusive methodology.
Expert colorectal specialist Jonathan Morton is among a bunch of doctors who have evaluated the hardware.
He said: “It’s quite exciting to see robotic techniques rolled out – from an ergonomic point of view, the system is set up better so that the stresses on the body are less, reducing injury rates for surgeons.
“It’s not actually the robot doing the surgery – it’s the surgeon with the experience and the knowledge telling the robot what to do, effectively it’s the same as keyhole surgery with robotics.”
The robots have four flexible joints like a human arm and are controlled by a surgeon using a joystick and a 3D screen. The technology is capable of carrying out a wide range of tasks.
CMR Surgical, the company behind the robot, claims the technology will revolutionise healthcare.
The firm’s chief medical officer, Mark Slack, said: “The vision we have is that we have built a system to enable many more patients to get MAS (minimal access surgery) and all the benefits that that brings for them – like reduced complications, reduced pain – and the aim is to put these in as many hospitals as we can.”
The NHS is developing a £50m framework for robotic surgical equipment, soon to be rolled out across the country.
So does the future of surgical procedures rest in non-human hands?
Richard Kerr, of The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS), believes it’s poised to change the nature of surgery forever.
“The robots are not going to be taking over what surgeons do. They will become an integral part of the tools surgeon use to carryout operations on their patients,” he said.
“Maybe in the long-distance future some aspects of surgery may potentially be delivered by robots.”
The RCS says a majority of NHS trusts have guidelines which surgeons are expected to follow when using robotics