On August 12, 2020, Medicaroid Group announced the launch of its first robotic surgery system, under which it received approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health to manufacture and sell the product.
Robotic surgery systems are one of the latest medical methods, and provide surgical procedures with a minimum of human intervention, instead of traditional surgeries that cause large scars, and robots allow the surgeon to control the process with high accuracy.
The group, which is based in the western Japanese city of Kobe, said it plans to sell its robotic surgery system (Hinotori) in Japan at the end of August.
The system contains 4 arms equipped with an endoscope and other surgical tools, which help the surgeon control the system remotely, using a special device away from the surgery table, and based on the display of three-dimensional images from the endoscope.
The group plans to expand in the future, and deploy the new system for treating prostate cancer and other urological diseases, in other regions, to reach foreign markets within two to 3 years. According to the Japan Arabic website.
In this type of surgery, the team of surgeons usually uses miniature surgical tools that enter the patient’s body through very small incisions, with the miniature instruments being installed on separate robotic arms that are controlled by the surgeon with high accuracy from a special control area located in the operating room. And the robot arm contains a high-resolution 3D camera that magnifies to guide the surgeon during surgery.
Using surgical robots has several advantages. Including the creation of small scars, which reduces the patient's pain, reduces the area of the wound in his body, and increases the success rate of surgeries. As for its benefits to the surgeon, it lies in facilitating the work of complex surgeries with high accuracy and small openings, while giving the surgeon more freedom that sometimes matches the natural human hand and may override it, to reach better results, as well as reducing the doctor's effort, and increasing the accuracy of movement during the surgical steps, which reduces Possible complications after operations.
Surgical robotic systems are not alien to the Arab region, and since the beginning of 2019, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for example, has begun to intensify the introduction of robots into operating rooms in its hospitals, and the use of robots in surgical operations has expanded to include 7 major government hospitals; These are King Saud University Hospital in Riyadh, King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh, King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, Security Forces Hospital in Riyadh, King Fahd Medical City in Riyadh, King Abdulaziz University Hospital in Jeddah, and King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Jeddah. .
In early 2020, the Kingdom announced the conduct of the first surgical work using robots and artificial intelligence, in an ambitious step to raise the level of reliance on robots in hospitals and health centers.