Versius Robotic Surgery In Milton Keynes
The Versius robot is the only small and modular surgical robot powered by a digitally native ecosystem. Built for precision, dexterity and versatility, Versius has been specifically designed to meet the needs of patients, surgeons and the surgical team.
Mr Khanna is a renowned Versius expert and is now happy to offer this option of robotic general and Upper GI Surgery to his private self-pay patients.
Mr Khanna and his team were the first in Europe to perform an inguinal hernia repair (TAPP). He together with his team were also the first in the world to perform both parastomal and ventral hernia repairs. Until now, this option has only been available in his NHS practice, the waiting list for which is unfortunately significant.
Mr Khanna is delighted to be able to offer this option to his self-pay patients and will be happy to discuss the myriad benefits offered to both the patient and surgeon by using this platform to operate. He is also presently supervising a PhD programme that assesses Versius Surgical Robot — the first prospectively randomised trial in the world of this nature.
How does robotic surgery work?
Robotic surgery, also called robot-assisted surgery, is a type of surgery that involves the use of robotic technology to assist with the procedure. Using robotic technology can allow complex procedures to be performed more easily and accurately — offering better control for surgeons.
The most widely used robotic surgical system uses robotic ‘arms’ with a camera and surgical tools attached to them. The surgeon can control the robotic arms from a computer console near the operating table to carry out the surgery.
We use the Versius surgical system in our robotic surgeries, as it provides freedom of port placement (ports are the small incisions in the body where the instruments can be inserted) and allows us to combine laparoscopic instruments and precision robotic technology with the skills and expertise of our surgeons.
Advantages of robotic surgery
There are many advantages of robotic surgery. They can include:
- Fewer complications during surgery
- Decreased pain and blood loss
- Faster recovery and less time in the hospital
- Smaller scars
- Enhanced flexibility and control during the surgery
- A clearer view of the body
These advantages show just how beneficial having Versius robotic surgery can be for surgeons and patients alike.
What conditions can be treated with robotic surgery?
Robotic surgery can be used for many different operations to treat a range of conditions. These can include conditions that affect the digestive system, the heart, the prostate and the bladder.
For more information on the conditions we treat with Versius robotic surgery, get in touch with our specialist team.
What is the difference between laparoscopic and robotic surgery?
Both laparoscopic and robotic surgeries are minimally invasive as they use smaller incisions and cameras to see inside the body (and carry out the treatment if needed). However, there are some differences between the two.
Laparoscopic surgery is performed by hand, whereas robotic surgery is performed via surgical tools attached to the arms that are controlled remotely.
Laparoscopic surgery also uses a two-dimensional camera (on a long, thin tool called a laparoscope), but robotic surgery uses a special camera with a high-definition, magnified 3D view to get an even clearer picture of the body.
The robotic arms can reach areas of the body that a surgeon's hands may not be able to, so can give better access and a greater range of motion and dexterity.
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