We live in the era of 4th industrial revolution that is Artificial Intelligence (AI). With AI taking over all domains of our lives, robotics surgery is at the forefront of this innovation being carried out in the healthcare industry! With the proportion of patients healthcare professionals on an unfavourable incline, robots and AI are not only venturing in to fill the void but also offering accuracy and precision that totally takes out the extension for human error.
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In the USA, that implies saving over 250,000 lives per year! Given third highest cause of death in the USA is known to be medical mistakes, automation seems to reduce the burden on human surgeons perform perfect all the time.
The surgical robots are designed in light of specific surgeries and techniques in mind, testing the surgeons for the requirements and the issues faced amid the actual process of surgery. AI helps the surgeons by determining what is happening during a complex surgery by supplying real-time data points related to the movements made by the surgeons during the procedure. Additionally, AI is being used to pledge analysis of a surgeon’s technical abilities and skills with products like web-based surgical risk and quality management tools that are designed to minimize the “black box” of surgical visibility.Tools like these provide medical professionals a workspace to leverage and manage surgical content to not only help identify the risk factors but to reduce it, and facilitate data-enabled training, and improve overall quality.
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Recently Pakistan too, has managed to achieve a milestone in this domain of AI-facilitated robotic surgery and perform a successful robotic surgical procedure. It was performed on a female patient in OT Complex Civil Hospital and SIUT in Karachi.
The procedure, called hysterectomy was Pakistan’s first ever robotic surgery. It was done on a lady with intractable bleeding acquiring multiple transfusions. The uterus of the 55-year-old patient, was successfully removed.
Unlike humans, automated robots learn through patterns and happen to duplicate results flawlessly. This lessens the risk of human error associated with surgery by leaps and bounds. This possibility in itself makes this technology worth exploring and researching. Furthermore, there exist semi-assisted systems like the Da Vinci surgical system, which have been around for a decade in surgical space. It's been proven to be one of the safest and minimally invasive approaches to conduct surgery.
While AI-assisted surgery is still in its infancy state, it is progressing rapidly as health systems are collecting and integrating data into their processes. Advanced analytics, deep learning methodologies and machine learning techniques are being used concurrently to unleash best practices from the billions of data elements and critical insights associated with robotic-assisted surgery.
AI based surgical robots are also tackling another major problem that the health-care industry faces that is manpower planning. The doctor-patient ratio is declining at a fast pace and robots are serving as an essential solution to tackle that. Obviously with assisted systems, the surgeons have to spend relatively less time in surgery than that spent in the surgery done manually. If only the surgery is automated solely, manpower planning will no longer be an issue soon.