Surgical Robot is not a surgeon. It is a tool in the hands of the surgeon which helps the surgeon in performing the surgery with much more precision and accuracy. It helps the surgeon in planning the surgery in terms of anatomy, bone quality and the desired correction in deformity. The plan is done before the surgery on a CT Scan and the plan is then loaded on the computer of the Surgical Robot.
During surgery, the robot facilitates the plan by pointing out the site for screw insertion, the location and extent of bone removal. Robotic spine surgery shortens operating time. The robot does not make a bad surgeon good, it makes a good surgeon more efficient and precise. Any procedure where instrumentation (eg, screws) or implants need to be applied to the spine can be achieved using robotic spine technology. Also, robotic spine surgery may be used for any procedures where bone needs to be removed or cut from the spine.
The benefits of robotic spine surgery include increased efficiency and accuracy. That translates into less time under anesthesia for the patient and less economic cost to the system. Robotic spine surgery technology is most beneficial for complex revision surgery, where the anatomy may be distorted due to previous surgery. Itís also beneficial for deformity surgery where you have to predict the final shape of the spine and place screws in optimized locations to obtain the needed correction.
If you have been advised spine surgery ask your doctor about the possibility of Robotic Surgery. Not all types of spine surgery can be done with Robotic technique. Not all hospitals or other surgery facilities are equipped for Robotic Surgery. The surgical robot is an expensive piece of equipment costing in excess of 10 crores of rupees.
The cost of any treatment is quite less if the treatment is done at the early stage of the disease. So if you experience pain in the back, immediately book an appointment with Dr. Sudeep Jain who is considered as one of the top spine specialist in India. The clinic is located at Naraina Vihar. The cost of consultation is Rs. 1500. Other costs associated with the treatment of Back Pain could be in the form of diagnostic tests like X-Rays which would cost in the range of Rs. 600-900. If MRI of the Spine is required it would cost another Rs. 6000 - 7000. Normally no other tests are required for the diagnosis of the cause of back pain.
The cost of Robotic Spine Surgery is in the range of Rs. 3.0 - 4.5 lacs and is therefore used judiciously only in the most difficult of the cases. The robotic surgery is specially useful in cases where the earlier surgery has failed due to the complex nature of the surgery.
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My team of professionals will patiently hear to your complaints, do a thorough examination and would order investigations only to confirm the clinical diagnosis when in doubt. Most of the problems of spine would be treated conservatively if the patients comes to us in time.
Dr. Sudeep Jain, MCh
Lead Spine Surgeon
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