With small incisions and non-rib spreading techniques, VATS offers numerous benefits, including less pain after operation, early mobilisation, better immune response and earlier return to normal activities.
As technology continues to evolve and our surgeons acquire better understanding of minimally invasive techniques, we have recently applied robotic assistance for lobectomy in lung cancer patients. Robotic-assisted surgery consists of the main surgeon remotely controlling the robotic instruments via a console a few feet away from the patient. A bedside surgeon, by watching the video monitor, will assist the main surgeon in handling the robotic instruments and attend to any situations that may arise.
With modern video technology, the surgeon is now able to obtain true 3 dimensional, high resolution and highly magnified views of the surgical field. Of the many advantages, robotic-assisted surgery offers superior articulation of the instruments in the chest whilst eliminating the tremor of human hands. As a result, the surgeons can now perform surgery with higher precision in a safer environment.
Gleneagles Hospital's established team of well-versed and highly specialised surgeons and doctors, supported by our strong multi-disciplinary team of medical specialists, nurses and therapists, will guide you with professionalism, sensitivity and care throughout the entire process. Rest assured that we will do all we can to bring about successful treatment outcomes for our patients.