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Robotic Hemihepatectomy Treatment in Dubai

The liver is a vital organ in the body, responsible for many functions, including detoxification, metabolism, and the production of bile. Hemihepatectomy is a surgical procedure in which a part of the liver is removed which involves removing either the left or the right lobe of the liver, also known as a Liver Resection.

During the procedure, the surgeon makes an incision in your abdomen and carefully removes the diseased portion of the liver. The remaining healthy tissue is then reconnected to the blood vessels and bile ducts to restore the liver’s function. Hemihepatectomy is a major surgery that typically requires a hospital stay of several days to a week, depending on your overall health and the extent of the surgery.

Robotic Hemihepatectomy

Robotic Hemihepatectomy is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of a part of the liver using robotic-assisted technology. The liver is one of the most important organs in the body, responsible for filtering toxins from the blood, producing bile, and regulating the body’s metabolism. A hemihepatectomy involves the removal of either the left or right lobe of the liver.

The robotic-assisted surgical system allows the surgeon to perform the procedure with greater precision and control than traditional open surgery or laparoscopic surgery. The system consists of a console where the surgeon sits and controls the robotic arms that hold the surgical instruments, which are inserted into small incisions in your abdomen. The robotic system provides a high-definition, 3D view of the surgical site, and the surgeon uses hand and foot controls to move the instruments with precision.

The recovery period following hemihepatectomy is significant and requires close monitoring by healthcare providers. You may experience pain, fatigue, and difficulty eating and drinking for several weeks after surgery. They may also require ongoing care and follow-up imaging studies to monitor their liver function and ensure that the remaining liver tissue is functioning correctly.

Overall, hemihepatectomy is a complex surgical procedure that requires a skilled surgical team and careful postoperative management to ensure the best possible outcome for you.

 

Why Choose a Robotic Hemihepatectomy Over a Traditional Surgery

Robotic Hemihepatectomy is a newer surgical technique that uses robotic-assisted technology to perform the procedure with greater precision and control than traditional open or laparoscopic surgery. There are several reasons why you or surgeon may choose robotic Hemihepatectomy over traditional surgery:

Minimally Invasive: Robotic Hemihepatectomy is a minimally invasive surgical technique that uses smaller incisions than traditional open surgery. This can result in less pain, scarring, and a faster recovery time.

Improved Precision: The robotic-assisted surgical system provides a high-definition, 3D view of the surgical site and allows the surgeon to perform the procedure with greater precision and control than traditional open surgery or laparoscopic surgery.

Reduced Blood Loss: Robotic Hemihepatectomy is associated with less blood loss than traditional surgery, which can reduce the need for blood transfusions and other interventions.

Shorter Hospital Stays: You may have a shorter hospital stay than those who undergo traditional open surgery.

Faster Recovery: You may experience a faster recovery time than those who undergo traditional open surgery, allowing them to return to their daily activities sooner.

 

When Would You Need a Hemihepatectomy

Hemihepatectomy may be necessary for a variety of conditions that affect the liver, including:

Liver Cancer: Hemihepatectomy is commonly performed for liver cancer, particularly when the cancer is confined to one lobe of the liver. The procedure may also be recommended for tumors that have spread to nearby blood vessels or lymph nodes.

Benign Tumors: Hemihepatectomy may be necessary to remove benign tumors such as adenomas, hemangiomas, or focal nodular hyperplasia, particularly if the tumor is large or causing symptoms.

Hepatic Metastases: Hemihepatectomy may be recommended for metastatic liver tumors that have spread from another site in the body, particularly if the tumors are confined to one lobe of the liver.

Liver Trauma: In cases of severe liver trauma, hemihepatectomy may be necessary to remove a damaged lobe of the liver and prevent further complications such as bleeding or infection.

Liver Disease: Hemihepatectomy may be necessary if you suffer from liver disease, particularly those with conditions such as cirrhosis or fibrosis that affect a significant portion of the liver.

The decision to perform hemihepatectomy depends on several factors, including your overall health, the extent and location of the disease, and the potential benefits and risks of the procedure. It’s important to note that not all patients are candidates for robotic Hemihepatectomy, and the decision to perform the procedure should be made on a case-by-case basis after a thorough evaluation by a healthcare provider.

 

How Can I Qualify for a Robotic Hemihepatectomy

Qualification for robotic Hemihepatectomy is determined by a thorough evaluation by a healthcare provider. The decision to perform the procedure depends on several factors, including your medical history, current health status, the extent and location of the disease, and the potential benefits and risks of the procedure.

To qualify for robotic Hemihepatectomy, you typically need to meet the following criteria:

Diagnosis: You should have a diagnosis of a liver tumor or disease that requires surgical removal of a portion of the liver.

Extent and Location of the Disease: The tumor or disease should be confined to one lobe of the liver, and the location and size of the tumor should be suitable for robotic Hemihepatectomy.

Overall Health: You should be in good overall health and able to tolerate surgery and anesthesia. This may include a review of your medical history, physical examination, and blood tests to evaluate liver function and other vital organ function.

Evaluation for Surgery: You may need to undergo imaging studies, such as CT scans or MRI, to evaluate the extent of the tumor or disease and to determine if robotic Hemihepatectomy is the best surgical option.

Evaluation for Robotic Surgery: You may need to undergo a separate evaluation to determine if they are a good candidate for robotic surgery, including an assessment of their anatomy, prior surgeries, and other factors that may affect the procedure’s success.

It’s important to note that not all patients are candidates for robotic Hemihepatectomy, and the decision to perform the procedure should be made on a case-by-case basis after a thorough evaluation by a healthcare provider.

 

Types of Hemihepatectomy

Right Hemihepatectomy: This type of Hemihepatectomy involves the removal of the right lobe of the liver. The right lobe of the liver is the larger of the two lobes and is located on the right side of the liver.

Left Hemihepatectomy: This type of Hemihepatectomy involves the removal of the left lobe of the liver. The left lobe of the liver is the smaller of the two lobes and is located on the left side of the liver.

In addition to these two main types, there are also variations of Hemihepatectomy, depending on the specific location of the tumor or disease:

Extended Right Hemihepatectomy: This type of Hemihepatectomy involves the removal of the right lobe of the liver and a portion of the media lobe.

Left Lateral Sectionectomy: This type of Hemihepatectomy involves the removal of the left lateral segment of the liver, which is a smaller portion of the left lobe.

The type of Hemihepatectomy performed depends on several factors, including the location and extent of the disease, the size and location of the tumor, and your overall health. The decision to perform a particular type of Hemihepatectomy is made on a case-by-case basis.

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