What are the potential risks and complications of robotic surgery?
Basically robot-assisted surgery has the same type of risks that open surgery or laparoscopic surgery has.
Complications occur based on your condition and the type of surgery you undergo. These include:
The da Vinci surgical system’s great visibility and the high-performance surgical instruments considerably lower the risks of the common surgical complications.
The only risk that is specific to robotic surgery is the robotic system malfunction or fail
Although mechanical failure and malfunction are very rare and happen in less than 1% of the cases, these can potentially happen. Our surgeons are professionally trained to use an alternative type of surgical method as laparoscopy or open surgery, which may be accompanied by one or more of the possible complications listed above. Switching to another type of surgery means even longer procedure time and longer anesthesia time for the patient, sometimes we need to make larger incisions as well and in this case the recovery time will be extended too.