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CLINICAL DEVICES ESSAY 2 1. Robotic Surgery In Cardiovascular Surgery The use of robotic aid in surgery has exponentially increased ever since it was approved. It is now being used in almost every surgical subspecialty. The robotic surgery systems offer a reliable and accurate platform for reproducible operations (Albani, 2007). It is an offshoot of the conventional laparoscopic surgery and was advanced to overcome the restrictions of laparoscopy. Robotic cardiac surgery, which is also called a closed-chest heart surgery is heart surgery done by making minor cuts in the chest. By using a specially-designed computer device to control surgical apparatuses on tinny robotic arms, specialists are capable of doing surgery of the heart in a manner that is less invasive compared to open-heart surgery. Robotically-assisted surgery has transformed the way some operations are performed. Robotic surgery has been utilized for various heart-related procedures, including valve surgery, coronary artery bypass, cardiac tissue ablation, and heart defect repair and tumor removal. The technology lets surgeons do certain types of complicated heart surgeries with smaller openings and precise motion control, thus giving the patients many improved outcomes. The primary value of robotic cardiac surgery is that it is minimally invasive compared with open- heart surgery (Deeba et al., 2006). An open heart surgery typically requires a 6-8 inch incision in the center of the patient’s chest, and this might leave some considerable scarring. Smaller incisions allow the patient to heal faster and resume to his or her usual activities quicker. It can also be utilized in the: repairing or replacing stiff and leaky valves, correct atrial fibrillation, remove the tumor in the heart, treat congenital heart conditions. Another benefit associated with robotic cardiac surgery is that it has fewer risks compared to open-heart surgery. The surgeon may not necessarily cut through the breast bone to open the patient’s chest, and thus, the complication of open-heart surgery is eliminated.
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CLINICAL DEVICES ESSAY 3 Additionally, robotic cardiac surgery results in decreased blood loss, shorter hospital stays, and lower incidence of some surgical complications. As the case with any surgery, risks are common and may culminate from potential human errors when operating the robotic technology or else mechanical failures (Deeba et al., 2006). Multiple components of the system can also malfunction. For example, the energy source, which is prone to electric arcing, can cause unintended internal burn injuries from the cautery device. These risks can be prevented through
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  • Spring '11
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  • Clinical Devices Essay, Robotic Surgery In Cardiovascular Surgery

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