Mannheim / Düsseldorf - 3-D technology enables more precise and faster interventions in minimally invasive operations. For the patient this means shorter healing process. This is reported by Tobias Keck, director of the Lübeck campus, at preliminary event for the so-called Medica Education Conference, which will take place in Düsseldorf in November.
“The advances in modern surgery are largely due to developments in minimally invasive surgery Surgery has been promoted ”, says Keck, it has thereby increasingly established itself as therapy for benign and malignant diseases. The corresponding 2-D operation method is standard today, but it poses major challenges for the surgeon: “He has to perform the operation with very little room for maneuver and hardly ever receives any sensory feedback about the tissue in which he is cutting. In addition, there is the difficulty of transferring 2D image into three-dimensional surgical field, ”says Keck.
3-D operating systems are according to the clinic director clear improvement. Here, at the end of the endoscope, there are two aligned image sensors that provide the surgeon with lifelike endoscopic 3-D image. The spatial representation of the surgical field facilitates eye-hand coordination during surgical work, because the surgeon can better assess the distances between anatomical structures and those of the instruments.
Overall, the surgeons learned the surgical skills in the 3rd -D technique significantly faster. For the patients, the new methodology means shorter operation times and better operation results, says Keck.