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Robotic bowel surgery

Mr Kukreja is a highly trained surgeon, specialising in minimally invasive treatment of bowel cancer. Now with technology such as the Da Vinci Robot Assisted Surgical System, Mr Kukreja can perform highly precise and delicate procedures with faster recovery times and fewer complications.

After undertaking specialised and comprehensive training, Mr Kukreja can perform surgery using a robotic-assisted system. A common belief is a robot will perform your surgery but this is not true. Mr Kukreja is in complete control of your procedure and guides robotic arms using special hand instruments whilst sitting at a desk called a console.

Your suitability for this kind of procedure will be dependent on your individual condition.

If you’d like to learn more and understand if this procedure might be right for you, you can book an appointment.

After undertaking specialised and comprehensive training, Mr Kukreja can perform surgery using a robotic-assisted system. A common belief is a robot will perform your surgery but this is not true. Mr Kukreja is in complete control of your procedure and guides robotic arms using special hand instruments whilst sitting at a desk called a console.

Your suitability for this kind of procedure will be dependent on your individual condition.

If you’d like to learn more and understand if this procedure might be right for you, you can book an appointment.

Learn more about robotic-assisted surgery from the Intuitive surgical website.

Frequently asked questions

about robotic-assisted surgery

How does robotic surgery work?

Mr Kukreja sits at the console in the operating theatre next to the patient. At the console are pedals for control of the cameras and special hand instruments that Mr Kukreja uses to control the robotic arms. The robotic arms will be holding the instruments that will perform the surgery which Mr Kukreja will guide from the console.

The special hand instruments at the console offer a greater range of motion than a human hand. Large hand movements are converted into much smaller hand movements and natural hand tremors are reduced. The flexibility in movement is much higher than a human hand or wrist. This means that very delicate and complex surgery can be performed.

Mr Kukreja views your procedure through a screen whilst sitting at the console. This offers up to 10 times magnification in real-time with 3DHD vision.

How does robotic surgery compare to keyhole or open surgery?

Robotic-assisted surgery means Mr Kukreja can move the instruments in a much greater range of motion in a very small space. Keyhole surgery cannot provide this as the small incisions made can make it difficult to move around freely using hands. Open surgery may provide more space but does not offer the same quick recovery time or benefits such as less blood loss than minimally invasive procedures.

Keyhole surgery involves using an instrument called a laparoscope which is inserted through a small incision in the body. The laparoscope has a camera on the end and the surgeon looks at a screen to perform the surgery. The screen offers 2D vision but the screen that Mr Kukreja uses whilst performing robotic-assisted surgery is in 3D HD.

Open surgery does not use a screen so no magnification is available which is available in robotic-assisted surgery and keyhole surgery.

The increased precise hand movements that can be used whilst performing robotic-assisted surgery mean that incisions can be much smaller than compared to keyhole or open surgery.

What are the benefits of robotic surgery?

There are many benefits to robotic-assisted surgery and at London Bridge Hospital, Mr Kukreja can discuss if this is right for you.

Robotic surgery can provide the following benefits compared to keyhole or open surgery:

  • Less postoperative pain
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Less time spent in hospital
  • Faster recovery period
  • Less blood loss
  • Back to work sooner
  • Less scarring due to smaller incisions being made

Mr Kukreja will discuss the benefits of robotic-assisted surgery with you and although rare, there may be complications from this surgery as there are with all surgeries.