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Robotic Thymectomy Surgery in India

Robotic Thymectomy Surgery in IndiaThymectomy is the surgical removal of the thymus gland, which is located just under the breast bone. It is an effective treatment for people who have myasthenia gravis, a neuromuscular disorder, or thymoma, a tumor of the thymus gland.

A newer method of removing the thymus is robotic surgery, using the daVinci Robotic System.This technology gives your surgeon much better access to the thymus and more precise control, while shortening your recovery time.

Robotic Thymectomy Surgery

The da Vinci Surgical System is powered by state-of-the-art robotic technology. The System allows surgeon’s hand movements to be scaled, filtered and translated into precise movements of micro-instruments within the operative site.

The da Vinci System enhances surgical capabilities by enabling the performance of complex surgeries through tiny surgical openings. The System cannot be programmed, nor can it make decisions on its own i.e. it works on the “Master-Slave Concept”.

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The da Vinci System requires that every surgical manoeuvre be performed with direct input from your surgeon. The da Vinci Surgical System has been successfully used in tens of thousands of minimally invasive procedures worldwide.

In Robotic Thymectomy, the surgeon sits at the console and operates using miniaturised instruments with highly flexible joints to perform the most delicate aspects of a thymectomy in a very precise manner. Guided by a high resolution, three-dimensional thoracoscopic view, the operating surgeon can visualize the entire thymus. This can be crucial, especially to see the exact position of the thymus tissue and avoid cutting the nearby crucial structures. Good vision is also essential for completely dissecting the thymic horns, the top portion of the thymus that extends into the neck.

In particular, the combination of the surgeon controlled camera, the computer enhanced clarity of the image, and the dexterity of the miniaturized robotic surgical instruments easily overcome the tight operating space around the thymus and provide the precision necessary to safely navigate a complete thymectomy.

Benefits of Robotic Thymectomy over Open Surgery

With a traditional thymectomy, an open procedure called a sternotomy is done to give the surgeon access to the thymus. A sternotomy involves making a long incision in the chest, and then splitting open the breast bone.

A sternotomy is a major surgery, requiring three to five days in the hospital, and up to six weeks to recover.

Robotic thymectomy is much less invasive. Because there is no long incision and the chest does not have to be opened, patients experience:

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