Robotic radical nephrectomy is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of a kidney, along with the surrounding tissues and lymph nodes, using a robotic system. This procedure is typically performed to treat kidney cancer or other conditions that affect the kidney.
During the procedure, the surgeon makes several small incisions in the abdomen and inserts robotic arms equipped with surgical instruments and a camera. The surgeon then controls the robotic arms from a console, using a high-definition 3D monitor to guide the instruments and camera.
The robotic system provides several advantages over traditional open surgery, including smaller incisions, less blood loss, reduced pain and scarring, and a shorter hospital stay.