Single-port robotic surgery: the next generation of minimally invasive surgery

Technology Author: Yunfeng Zhang, Qinqie He Feb 02, 2023 03:15 PM (GMT+8)

On January 17, Professor Sun Dawei and his team at Peking Union Medical College Hospital completed a case of uterine leiomyoma removal using SHURUI(Chinese:术锐) single-port robot.


This is once again the application of the single-hole surgical robot in gynecology, opening a new journey of Shurui in gynecology in 2023 after the pandemic. The patient was 39 years old, and Professor Sun Dawei performed a transumbilical myomectomy with an operation sharp monopolar laparoscopic surgery robot. The operation started with monopolar electric scissors to open the uterine plasma membrane on the surface of the fibroid, bluntly freeing the fibroid, followed by the complete removal of the fibroid and closure of the uterine plasma layer with barbed wire sutures. The fibroid, which was more than 5 cm in diameter, was removed through an incision of only 2 cm without any other auxiliary opening. After the operation, the patient was in good condition after the operation and returned safely to the ward.

 Uterine fibroids are considered one of the most common benign tumors of the female reproductive system. Traditional single-port laparoscopic fibroid removal surgery causes the "chopstick effect," which means that the laparoscope and surgical instruments enter the abdominal cavity through a single incision in the navel, causing mutual interference between the instruments inside and outside the abdominal cavity and preventing them from fully deploying. At the same time, the traditional single-port laparoscopic myomectomy peeling and suturing requires higher physical strength and technique of the operator. The operation is even more complicated than the single-port total hysterectomy. The Shurui single-port surgical robot can not only significantly reduce the operational difficulty of single-port surgery and realize the treatment of the most common gynecological tumors through a single incision but also meet the aesthetic requirements of most female patients to the maximum extent.

 Since the start of in-depth cooperation between Peking Union Medical College Hospital and Shurui in September 2022, various types of training have been solidly carried out, and the application of single-hole robots in the field of gynecology has been vigorously promoted. It is reported that Professor Sun Dawei has completed a series of clinical trials. The application of Shurui single-hole robots in the field of gynecology has not only realized the minimization of surgical incisions and maximization of organ protection for patients but also significantly reduced the work intensity of doctors, which has genuinely benefited doctors and patients.

At the same time, Shurui will continue to practice the concept of minimally invasive and precise surgery to benefit more patients.