Dr. Robot, a term that appears awesome because we can’t imagine a robot to be a doctor. A robot can be programmed or trained to perform variety of tasks, but a doctor’s profession is a highly skilled. A patient wouldn’t agree to put his life at risk in the hands of a robot because no one can be blamed or made accountable, if something goes wrong. Now imagine Dr. Robot, a surgeon! A patient would think that someone is kidding. A surgeon has to use his brain and hands to perform surgical procedure quite skillfully and with absolute focus. Do you think that a robot may have too much of skill to perform a complex surgery? It seems amazing but true to some extent.
A surgeon takes charge in robotic surgery
When we discuss about robotic surgery, we think of surgery being performed by a robot. This is correct to say, but it’s not without involvement of a human surgeon. A robotic surgeon is like a pilot of a computerized aircraft who takes an aircraft to the destination till safe landing. Similarly, an expert robotic surgeon like Roberto Casula takes charge when a robot is in operation to perform a surgery, and makes it movements through a computer-assisted device. The device has loaded software to assist robotic surgeon in integration of various surgical tasks.
Concept of robotic surgery
A surgeon can’t leave anything to a robot to perform on its own because a robot will stop working, if a surgeon is not operating it. Human is human and machine is machine and most automated machines need human’s presence for monitoring and control. This is the concept of robotic surgery. It is a robotic-assisted surgery, but not a robot performing surgery without a human surgeon. There is nothing to misconstrue about the concept of robotic surgery. Like a traditional surgical procedure, robotic surgery has its pros and cons.