Robotic urologic surgery, an exciting and new emerging frontier in the field of urology, has tremendous potential to progress in the future. It is important, therefore, that urologists keep abreast of the new technologies, their limitations, and the possibility of incorporating them in day-to-day surgery. There are a substantial number of reports on performing complex urological procedures with robotic assistance in humans that document their safety, efficacy and feasibility.The first surgical robot approved by the FDA is the da Vinci system. Even though this was designed to assist in general Laparoscopy, most of its application are in the urology field for radical prostatectomy. Pioneered at the Vattikuti Urology Institute, robotic radical prostatectomy has now become the gold standard for the treatment of prostate cancer.
Dr. Kishore and team in Aster Medicity performs first robotic surgery in kerala