Robotic Surgery
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The Da Vinci robot is a relatively new development in keyhole surgery. Currently there are only a handful of robots in operation in the UK and we are very fortunate in having access to one in Chelmsford. The surgeon sits at the console and is able to operate using very precise movements of the instruments within the body. The major advantage over conventional keyhole surgery is that the instruments can replicate fine movements of the wrists. This means that the performance of advanced keyhole surgery is much easier and as a result safer for the patient.

Gastric Gastric Pacing
In this operation a gastric pacemaker is being inserted into the stomach of a patient with gastroparesis. This is a condition in which the stomach fails to empty and the patient suffers from persistent vomiting. The video demonstrates how the robot helps the surgeon perform very fine and delicate movements such as suturing.