Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Kochi installed the da Vinci Surgical System, a robotic surgical platform, in December 2014. Two surgeries has been performed using the da Vinci Surgical System.
The da Vinci Surgical System is a tool that utilizes advanced, robotic technologies to assist your surgeon with your operation. It does not act on its own and its movements are controlled by the surgeon. The system is an advanced robotic platform designed to expand the surgeon’s capabilities and offer an option to open surgery.
The da Vinci Surgery is a less invasive technique than traditional surgery. With da Vinci Surgery, the cuts (incisions) made in the human body by the surgeon are much smaller than the cuts made during traditional surgery. AIMS uses the da Vinci Surgical System for gastro-surgical, uro-surgical and gynec-oncologic surgeries.
Compared with traditional surgery, having the da Vinci Surgery may offer a shorter hospital stay, less blood loss, fewer complications, less need for narcotic pain medicine, a faster recovery and smaller incisions for minimal scarring.