Overview Of Robotic-Supported Operation by Dr. Mona Orady
At the time of the past 1.5 Decades, robotic-supported operation has resulted in less pain, smaller scars, and quicker recoveries for patients. At the same time, doctors utilizing this technology have gained advantage from being capable of performing operations in a more relaxed position, while also experiencing enhanced precision and greater visualization. With all of these advantages, robotic-based operations are turning out to be more and more common all over the world, specifically in the U.S., where over 67% of all da Vinci robots of Intuitive Surgical are set up.
On the other hand, as with any unsettling technology, it encounters some challenges and skepticism. Recently the media had interview with Dr. Mona Orady, Director of Robotic Surgery Services and Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgeon of Dignity Health Medical Group at St. Francis Memorial Hospital.
When asked about how she got into this field, she claimed, “I have been conducting robotic operation from the end of 2007, just 2 Years post the FDA accepted the employment of robotic-supported operation in gynecological operation.”
In robotic operation, you have more precision, increased vision, and increased dexterity. Therefore, doctors saw the possibility to do more complex operations employing a robot. At the same time, doctors did not know the scale that those limits can be pushed to more than tons of complex operations.
Later, when asked about the main challenges and obstacles encountering the acceptance of robotic-supported surgery, Orady said, “The largest challenge to the acceptance of robotic-supported surgery have been two factors: first, the price, and second, the teaching. You are speaking to someone who has been very concerned with residency training and education. I assisted design the curriculum for people studying at the Cleveland Clinic. I applied it, and I assisted train the people in minimally invasive surgery in the program using a mixture of laboratory simulation, didactic teaching, and hands on training.”
She further claimed, “The problem with robotic-supported surgery teaching is that there is actually a dichotomy. You do not only have to study how to employ the tool, but you also require learning how to conduct the operation. When we teach at the time of residency, and nearly in all of the training hubs, everyone aims on getting to learn the instrument and manual dexterity. On the other hand, even more significant is the consideration of operation as an art. If you are guiding someone how to draw, you do not give him a pencil and tell him how to employ the shades and what colors to use. You show him how to do.”