Opinion Article - (2023) Volume 10, Issue 3

Advancement of robotic-assisted techniques in paediatric urologic surgery

Bradley Dixon*
*Correspondence: Bradley Dixon, Department of Paediatrics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, Email:

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Robotic-assisted urologic surgery in children is a rapidly evolving field that offers numerous advantages over traditional open and laparoscopic techniques. This innovative approach combines the precision and dexterity of robotic technology with the expertise of urologic surgeons, enabling them to perform complex procedures with enhanced precision and improved patient outcomes. In this paper, we will examine the key aspects of robotic-assisted urologic surgery in children. Robotic-assisted surgery involves the use of a surgical robot, such as the da Vinci Surgical System, which consists of robotic arms controlled by the surgeon from a console. The robot’s arms are equipped with specialized instruments and a high-definition camera that provides a three-dimensional view of the surgical site. This technology allows surgeons to manipulate the instruments with enhanced precision and range of motion, making it particularly suitable for delicate urologic procedures in children. urologic surgery in children is its minimally invasive nature. Compared to open surgery, robotic-assisted procedures involve smaller incisions, resulting in fewer traumas to the surrounding tissues. This leads to reduced pain, faster recovery, and shorter hospital stays for pediatric patients. Additionally, the smaller incisions result in minimal scarring, which is of great importance in children who may be self-conscious about their appearance. Another benefit of robotic-assisted surgery is improved visualization. The high-definition camera provides a magnified, three-dimensional view of the surgical field, allowing surgeons to identify and manipulate delicate structures with greater precision. This is particularly crucial in pediatric urologic surgery, where the organs and structures are smaller and more delicate than in adults. The enhanced visualization helps surgeons avoid accidental damage to surrounding tissues and facilitates precise suturing, leading to improved surgical outcomes.

The robotic system’s instruments offer additional advantages during urologic procedures in children. These instruments are designed to mimic the movements of the surgeon’s hands but with improved precision and a wider range of motion. The surgeon can control the robotic arms from the console, translating their hand movements into more precise actions within the patient’s body. This allows for meticulous dissection and suturing, critical in urologic surgeries involving intricate anatomical structures like the urinary tract or reproductive organs. One particular application of robotic-assisted urologic surgery in children is pyeloplasty, a procedure performed to correct a congenital obstruction in the kidney’s connection to the ureter. The robot’s flexible instruments and enhanced visualization enable surgeons to precisely reconstruct the narrowed area, ensuring optimal drainage and preserving kidney function. This approach has shown excellent results in children, with reduced operative time, shorter hospital stays, and improved success rates compared to traditional techniques.

Robotic-assisted surgery is also valuable in complex reconstructive procedures such as bladder exstrophy repair or bladder augmentation. These procedures involve intricate manipulations and suturing in small spaces, and the robotic system’s capabilities make them more manageable. Surgeons can perform precise dissection, reconstruct the bladder or urinary tract, and achieve excellent functional and cosmetic outcomes for children with these conditions. It is important to note that robotic-assisted urologic surgery in children requires a skilled and experienced surgical team. Surgeons must undergo specialized training to master the robotic system and develop proficiency in performing these procedures.


Additionally, proper patient selection is crucial to ensure optimal outcomes. The surgeon must consider factors such as the child’s age, size, and specific urologic condition when deciding on the suitability of robotic-assisted surgery. Robotic-assisted urologic surgery has revolutionized the field of pediatric urology, offering numerous benefits over traditional techniques. It provides enhanced precision, improved visualization, and smaller incisions, resulting in reduced pain, faster recovery, and improved cosmetic outcomes for children. As technology continues to advance, robotic-assisted surgery.

Author Info

Bradley Dixon*
Department of Paediatrics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

Received: 01-Jun-2023, Manuscript No. PUCR-23-103626; , Pre QC No. PUCR-23-103626 (PQ); Editor assigned: 05-Jun-2023, Pre QC No. PUCR-23-103626 (PQ); Reviewed: 19-Jun-2023, QC No. PUCR-23-103626; Revised: 29-Jun-2023, Manuscript No. PUCR-23-103626 (R); Published: 07-Jul-2023, DOI: 10.14534/j-pucr.20222675622

Copyright: This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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