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Robotic Surgery in South Korea

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Surgical techniques, although popular, have many disadvantages such as limited access to the surgical area, long recovery time, long hours of operation, blood loss, leaving scars and traces of surgery on patients. To overcome this, doctors in South Korea began surgery with the use of Robotic Surgery or Robot Assisted Surgery.

Calm down, this does not mean they are asking for an android robot to carry out their patients’ surgical practices. Robot surgery is the use of a robotic system to assist surgical procedures to overcome the limitations of surgical procedures and improve the ability of surgeons by giving better control of surgical instruments and a better view of the surgical site, so human surgery is generally practiced. The most common robotic surgical system is with a camera arm and mechanical arm with attached surgical instruments.

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The surgeon controls the arm while sitting on a computer console near the operating table that provides high-definition, enlarged, and 3D-shaped views of the surgical site. With this help, operations can be done with precision, miniaturization, smaller incisions; reduced blood loss, reduced pain, and faster healing time which reduces the duration of your hospital stay, reduces the required blood transfusion, and reduces the use of painkillers since this technique was implemented which directly helped produce a better economy for the country.

And South Korea is an Asian leader in robotic surgery. In Asia, South Korea is the country that has developed the most robotic surgery technique, pursuing the United States which is currently leading in medical robotics. More than 6,000 operations every year to treat cancer are carried out using robotic surgery techniques.

The use of robots is increasingly taking over the surgical table in many South Korean hospitals because it is supported by state-of-the-art technology and government financial support for the development of medical robots, and is believed to be experiencing wider use in hospitals throughout the world. “There are no other orthopedic surgical robots in the world that are as advanced and as safe as Robodoc.

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The market for our products will grow rapidly, “according to Lee Jae-Join, chief executive of Curexo, which is the company at the forefront of developing surgical robots with Robodoc, the world’s first surgical robot and the only fully automated robot for orthopedic surgery. Robotic surgery is about 30 percent more expensive than manual operations for joint replacement, but Lee Jae-join, Curexo’s chief executive, is at the forefront of developing surgical robots with Robodoc, the world’s first surgical robot and the only fully automated robot for orthopedic surgery. Curexo is not alone. Many Korean companies including Hyundai Heavy Industries, which have become major producers of industrial robots, are turning their attention to developing medical robots with higher margins.   Why Use Robotic Surgery Advantage

Surgeons who use the robotic system feel the use of robotic surgery helps their work by increasing precision, flexibility, and control during surgery and allowing them to see surgical sites better than traditional techniques. With the use of robotic surgery, the surgeon can perform delicate and complex procedures that may be difficult or even impossible with other methods. “The biggest advantage of robotic surgery is that it allows you to determine the optimal implant size, position and alignment for each patient, which helps reduce their pain, spur recovery faster and lead to better post-operative movements,” according to Kang Nam- wook, who heads the Mirae Hospital in Busan. Robotic surgery allows the surgeon to perform minimally invasive surgeries, namely surgery performed through a small incision. It aims to achieve clinical results that can be compared to conventional open surgery but with minimal damage.

The benefits of this minimally invasive surgery include:

reduce pain and discomfort recovery time is faster to return to normal activities Smaller incisions reduce the risk of infection Less blood loss so the need for transfusion is reduced Leaves a minimal mark so it doesn’t interfere with appearance More accurate precision for the operating doctor

When can robotic surgery be done

Robotic surgery can be done for the following operations: Cardioloy and electrophysiology Colon surgery and rectal surgery Gastrointestinal surgery Gynecology Orthopedics Operations for children Spine surgery Transplant surgery Urology Breast surgery

Risk Robotic surgery remains at risk, some of which may be similar to risks in conventional open surgery, such as the risk of small infections and other complications.

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