What is it?

The robotic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical modality (surgical modality in which little cuts are made, and thin surgical instruments and a tiny video camera are used), or rather, itself evolution, as many technological advances converge in it, such as:

Surgeon?s 3D view (in earlier systems, the image was transmitted in 2D);

Larger range of motion of surgical instruments, which are articulated and mimic our hands and wrists movements;

Greater precision of movements, as the system recognizes and diminishes any finger trembling that might be generated by the surgeon?s heartbeats;

Smaller tissue injury.

Such advances give us the possibility of performing a more stable, precise and efficient surgery, allowing the patient to have a faster recovery time. (console, robotic arms connected or not to the patient, instruments).

The robot is always controlled by a trained and accredited surgeon, from the console. All robot movements are realized by the surgeon. The console has various sensors, which locks the machine arms in case the surgeon moves away. Another surgeon, the assistant, who is also trained and qualified, stays next to the patient during the entire surgical procedure - he is responsible to perform some maneuvers during the surgery, and also to ensure the well-functioning of the surgical instruments.

Potentials advantages:

  • Faster postoperative recovery;
  • More precise surgery;
  • Less postoperative pain;
  • Shorter length of hospital stay;
  • Less bleeding and infection risks;
  • Smaller incisions (skin cuts).


  • Studies suggest that patients with lung cancer can develop an ?upstaging? (better preoperative staging);
  • Replicability and better standardization of techniques;