Current scenario in an operating room during Robotic Minimally Invasive Surgery


Surgical robot actual scenario:

Currently during a laparoscopic or a robotic assisted surgical procedures several units of medical personnel are requested in the operating room:

  • the  main surgeon tele-operating the surgical robot (like a DaVinci Robot),
  • the assistan surgeon to assist him
  • nurses.

This practice  leads to an inefficient management of the hospitals’ economic resources and to unnecessary long waiting lists for patiens.


The future:

The goal of SARAS is to develop the next-generation of surgical robotic systems. These will allow a single surgeon to execute Robotic Minimally Invasive Surgery (R-MIS) without the need of an expert assistant surgeon, thereby increasing the social and economic efficiency of a hospital while guaranteeing the same level of safety for patients.

The robot developed by the SARAS project will be called solo-surgery system and will consist of a pair of cooperating and autonomous robotic arms holding the surgical instruments.