UAE’s Laparoscopic surgeon opts for robotic surgery in Bariatric Procedures
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UAE’s Laparoscopic surgeon opts for robotic surgery in Bariatric procedures

UAE’s Laparoscopic surgeon opts for robotic surgery in Bariatric procedures

The robotic surgery industry generates almost $3bn in revenues per year, and this number is expected to grow by almost 15 per cent per year until 2022

Divsha Bhat

Dr Girish Juneja, a Laparoscopic and general surgeon in the UAE performed his very first case on the Versius Robot after weeks of training.

The Versius, CMR Surgical Robotic System is a Surgical Robot introduced to offer several benefits to the patients undergoing minimally invasive surgeries. It is a next-generation surgical robot developed to bio mimic the movement of the human arm and is controlled by surgeons via a console and screen.

The Versius has been specifically designed to meet the needs of patients, surgeons and surgical teams alike. It complements and extends to improve outcomes for patients. Compared to manual laparoscopy, the fully articulated wrists, direct hand to instrument mapping, and integrated stable 3D HD visualisation on Versius provides incredible precision, control, dexterity and superb depth perception.

“Patient safety is our key priority and with Covid-19, we need to make sure we can conduct surgery in the best way possible for patients. We believe that surgical robotics offers this enhanced safety for patients. With physical distancing maintained while the surgeon sits at the console, this has the potential to reduce the likelihood of the patient or surgical team catching Covid-19,” said Juneja.

In the era of Covid-19, when carrying out surgeries has become difficult, Robotic Surgery can provide minimally invasive procedures to patients, while providing greater protection to the doctors and other healthcare professionals, when compared to manual surgical procedures. An estimated number of 313 million people all over the world undergo surgery everywhere.

With over 30 years of experience Juneja has always looked forward towards the advancements in the field of Minimally Invasive Surgeries.

“The entire design of the Versius system came across as ergonomic and the arms of the system felt just like that of a Surgeon, with the joints and the maneuverability. Additionally, it gives us the freedom to go ahead and place the arms as per our convenience and based on what’s best for the patient. The Surgeon console on the other hand is very well designed, with the open console I can observe my team, the patient, and the arms at all times. This improves our communication and makes for a very safe and sound surgery,” he added.

“In terms of the most important aspect to consider here, the patients, the Versius System’s port placement and traction of the abdominal wall is much lesser than Laparoscopic surgery. This really helps in a quicker recovery period and due to the small trocars, the chances of infection and port side hernias certainly reduce considerably.”

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