MINTOS is the key to predictable and optimal surgical success in cancer patients

August 22, 2022 6:43 p.m. STI

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India]August 22 (ANI/PNN): There are robots in cars, restaurants, factories and even homes, where they perform mundane tasks like cleaning.
When it comes to our hobbies, everyone prefers the latest smartphones and other devices, but when it comes to our physical well-being, we gladly accept outdated methods of treatment.
The use of robotic surgery, which combines high-definition (HD) imaging technology, specialized computer software and precision surgical instruments, has dramatically improved surgical precision and patient safety and has accelerated the time required for patients to recover from their ordeal.
Nowadays, concrete technologies are also used for cancer surgery. Many surgeons study to gain expertise in New Minimally Invasive Technology in Surgical Oncology (MINTOS) which seeks to identify, develop, and integrate into practice new technologies that improve care for cancer patients.
MINTOS strives to recognize, build and integrate into the procedure all effective new technologies that can improve the care of cancer patients. MINTOS is built on four main areas which are robotic surgery, surgical education, research and perioperative telemedicine.
To a large extent, minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has become the norm in many surgical fields. When first used on human patients four decades ago, laparoscopy fundamentally changed our strategy and improved patient outcomes. The next step in the development of MIS was the introduction of robotic surgery more than two decades ago. Today, a successful operation should not be a matter of luck. A path to predictable surgical success can be opened using an advanced, stable and predictable platform like robotic surgery.
As we celebrate 75 years of independence, India is losing its reputation as a developing country by becoming a world leader in robotic surgery.
According to a study conducted by Imperial College London on Global Innovation in Robotic Surgery, MIS is a very powerful development and a boon for surgeons as well, as it helps them plan operations and train; to provide direction and routing during intrusion, improving surgeon confidence and operating safety; and to perform accurate diagnoses, biopsies and post-operative checks in a minimally invasive manner.
The main efforts of the MINTOS program focus on four main areas:

Robotic surgery and related clinical operations: Da Vinci’s robotic surgery system has four robotic arms. Although robotic arms perform the actual surgery, they still require direct intervention from the surgeon and cannot simply be programmed to work without human intervention. Candidates for robotic-assisted surgery include patients undergoing prostatectomy, hysterectomy, chest procedures, and some general surgeries.
Surgical Training: MINTOS integrates the disciplines of surgical oncology and develops a forum where participants will receive hands-on training in the basic techniques and principles of laparoscopic and robotic surgery, as well as updates on new technologies in surgery minimally invasive.
Research: Research is essential to achieving the mission of eliminating cancer through surgical excellence and multidisciplinary collaboration that fosters discovery, innovation and optimal patient care. MINTOS simultaneously investigates the usefulness of new surgical robotic techniques and mobile technologies at every step of the surgical care spectrum.
Perioperative Telemedicine: The goal of perioperative telemedicine is to advance the use of telemedicine across the continuum of the perioperative experience – before surgery (preoperative), during surgery (intraoperative), and after surgery (postoperative). ).
In the field of robotic surgery, specifically for cancer surgeries and care, the Federal Drug Administration first recognized the world’s most advanced robot, the da Vinci® Surgical System, in 2000. Since then, the progress of the robot has accelerated. This da Vinci system uses a 3D magnification screen that allows the surgeon to examine the operating area in high resolution. The surgeon directs the arms of the system while on the operating table. Robotic “wrists” rotate 360 ​​degrees, allowing access to hard-to-reach areas of the body along with unparalleled precision, flexibility and range of motion.
A microscopic camera at the end of one of the robotic arms allows the surgeon to see clear images on a video monitor to guide him through the procedure. Compared to open surgery, robotic surgery patients have the following advantages: lower risk of infection, smaller scars, shorter recovery time, less postoperative pain, and the possibility of returning to their activities more quickly normal. The report from the Commission on the Future of Surgery, co-authored by Imperial College London, also suggests that patients can be confident that surgery will be less invasive and more personalized, with more predictable results, shorter times. faster recovery and less risk of harm. .
MIS cancer surgeries highlight a few key areas of technological advancement that are likely to have the greatest effects on how surgical care will be delivered over the next two decades.
Robotic surgery and MIS lead to faster recovery times, imaging (including virtual, mixed and augmented reality) and patient-tailored implants from 3D printing, big data, genomics and artificial intelligence resulting in “precision” surgery tailored to a patient’s genes, and specialized treatments such as improved stem cell transplants and therapies, as well as 3D bioprinting of tissue and of organs and the development of more sophisticated prostheses.
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Christine E. Phillips