Laparoscopic surgery has certain limitations, such as two- dimensional imaging, restricted range of motion of the instruments, and poor ergonomic positioning of the surgeon. The robotic surgery system was introduced as a solution to minimize the shortcomings of laparoscopy. Improved visualization and greater dexterity are two major features of robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery This emerging method provides undoubted technical advantages over conventional laparoscopy. Robotic systems have 3D imaging, tremor filter, and articulated instruments. With this advanced equipment, robotic surgery is superior to conventional laparoscopic surgery due to its significant improvements in visibility and manipulation. Improvements in efficiency and usability of robotic systems are increasingly being explored.
Robotic Surgery offers many benefits to patients compared to open surgery, including:
Reduced pain and discomfort
Faster recovery time and return to normal activities
Smaller incisions, resulting in reduced risk of infection
Reduced blood loss and transfusions
The Versius system has a small form factor, versatility, and portability, and is designed to support surgeons to deliver the benefits of minimal access surgery to patients around the world, CMR said. The form factor and modular design includes individually cart-mounted arms, allowing it to move between operating rooms and even hospitals/clinics, giving the surgical team access to patients at all times. By bio-mimicking the human arm, Versius gives surgeons the freedom of port placement, but with the benefits of small fully wristed instruments. The system also includes 3D HD vision, easy-to-adopt instrument control and a choice of ergonomic working positions, aimed to reduce stress and fatigue to help extend the careers of surgeons.
Features and Benefits – Versius
Think laparoscopically. Operate robotically. A surgical robotic system that fits into virtually any OR and works around your existing set-up.
Versius has been designed to bring all the benefits of robotics, whilst lowering the barrier of adoption to minimal access surgery. Versius has fully wristed instruments, natural instrument control, and full HD 3D vision, to help improve the surgeon’s dexterity, precision and control within the abdomen and pelvis.
Being small, Versius doesn’t dominate the OR. Its modular and portable design enables you to move it between ORs, and only use the number of arms that you need for any given procedure.
Placing a wrist at the end of the robotic arm, enables a greater freedom of setup making the Versius system suitable across a range of different specialties. This helps each setup to be tailored to the patient, while the wrist on the instruments gives the surgeon greater dexterity inside the patient.
The console has been designed to minimise physical strain on the operating surgeon by giving them the option to either sit or stand whilst operating, all in an ergonomic pose. This potentially allows them to keep operating at peak performance for longer and prolong their surgical careers.
The open console design provides a clear line of sight to facilitate verbal and non-verbal communication between the surgeon and the bedside surgical team.
Versius is designed to give the surgical team access to the patient at all times, due to its small form factor and ‘collaborative arm technology’. This allows the teams to reposition the arms and move the elbows out of the way without interrupting the surgical procedure, enabling easy access to the patient at all times.
VERSIUS ROBOTIC SURGICAL SYSTEM
Procedures with The Versius Robotic Surgical System