Why robot-assisted surgery will become an integral part of the future of healthcare

Why robot-assisted surgery will become an integral part of the future of healthcare

Advances in surgical technology have led to the emergence and increased adoption of robot-assisted surgery, helping surgeons and care teams improve efficiency in the operating room (OR) while supporting better patient outcomes.

Technology is critical but only one component of a successful robotics program. Over the past 27 years, organizations like ours have developed the necessary ecosystem to support the unique needs of surgeons and establish hospitals, as they look to create and develop successful Robot Assisted Surgery (RAS) programs.

Here are three main directions that we believe will accelerate RAS integration to become an important part of the future of healthcare:

  • New training technologies enable wider adoption

RAS surgeons undergo extensive technical training for robotic surgery, and as with other surgical approaches, learning and skill development continue throughout their career years.

Today, the RAS provides aspects of surgical consolidation that may help address contrast. Surgeons can practice procedures and hone their skills using robotic controls in a virtual environment through simulation systems. This means that they can practice their technology skills and a variety of different types of actions before they perform them.

Additionally, supplementing training with digital innovations helps make the surgeon’s learning process seamless. For example, surgical simulation platforms are increasingly using artificial intelligence and virtual reality to provide training for advanced surgical robots. Other innovations, such as remote case monitoring, allow surgeons to share video feeds from the operating room for surgeons and members of their care team in other locations, helping to support education and consultations with other professionals in their field.

  • Science advances to integrate deep data analytics

Data science is used more often in surgical specialties to help improve the quality and value of care. As a result, surgical interventions have gradually shifted from the preferences and experience of the individual surgeon to a practice of making objective decisions based on data from a variety of sources as part of the move towards personalized medicine.

With the power of data science, RAS systems can provide surgeons with actionable data that may support their ongoing improvement and efficiency. For example, a robot-assisted surgical stapler takes more than 1,000 measurements per second, making automatic adjustments to the firing process allowing a consistent baseline and preventing tissue damage across a range of tissue thicknesses. This support with pattern recognition and insights derived during the procedure has allowed many surgeons to see and experience the benefits of RAS in enabling better patient outcomes.

  • Gradual shift to value-based purchasing decisions

Value-based programs provide incentives to health care providers based on the quality of care provided to patients. As more economies shift from cost-based services to value-based models of care, hospital executives must consider the overall financial impact of all surgical approaches.

Surgical device companies like ours continually invest in supporting hospitals to help them improve their investment in our technology by deeply understanding our clients’ needs and providing them with technology that best meets their clinical needs and budgets. RAS analyzes often show how to reduce uptime and support efficiency or work towards better patient outcomes. Better operational efficiency will help increase the volume of surgeries, and increase technology return on investment.

Surgery will continue to be driven by safety, efficacy and efficiency of care

Robot-assisted surgical system manufacturers looking to expand reach in India must deeply understand the country’s unique surgical environment, evolving market outlook, and payment landscape for surgical procedures. They should also actively engage local hospitals and professionals to build and maintain a large volume of robot-assisted surgeries through training of surgeons and staff. This will help focus technology development on patients and caregivers.

In addition, a national procurement policy is essential to help reduce costs and ensure equitable access for all. Furthermore, as new systems enter the market, training units and curricula should start incorporating robotic surgery into their curricula using a validated approach. Finally, we must continue to implement evidence-based strategies to ensure patient outcomes remain the primary focus.



The opinions expressed above are those of the author.

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