What is robotic surgery?
Robotic surgery is a form of laparoscopic surgery. It involves the use of a ‘master-slave device’ which allows the surgeon to sit at a console away from the patient, driving robotic arms which operate laparoscopic instruments. This superb technology offers the surgeon magnified 3-dimensional vision inside the patient’s body and wristed laparoscopic instruments which have more freedom of movement than the human hand. These features allow extremely precise dissection.
In the following video, Associate Professor Daniel Moon demonstrates his technique for resection of complex hilar tumours using robotic surgery.