Advanced Robotic, Invasive Endoscopic Surgery Center (ARIES) is a setting where robotic arms, 3D imaging methods and endoscopes fitted with lighting and cameras are utilized to perform the most complex surgeries and interventions within the natural cavities of the body by making only quite small incisions or no incision at all. Our national and international instructors perform robotic, laparoscopic, thoracoscopic and endoscopic invasive surgeries and interventions as part of the center.
Currently, surgical treatment of benign and malignant intraabdominal diseases is carried out by the departments of general surgery, gastroenterology, urology and gynecology.
The departments of general surgery
diagnose and treat diseases of the stomach, esophagus, small intestine, colon, pancreas, gallbladder and adrenal glands.
The department of urology
diagnoses and treats conditions of the prostate gland, kidneys, adrenal glands, bladder, testicles and reproductive organs.
The department of gynecology
diagnoses and treats diseases of the uterus, ovaries and female reproductive organs.
The department of thoracic medicine
performs minimally invasive surgical techniques for diagnosis and treatment of conditions afflicting lungs, thoracic wall, esophagus and thymic gland.
It has recently become possible to detect various diseases -particularly types of cancer- way earlier thanks to control investigations and technological advancements in diagnostic imaging studies such as ultrasonography, computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Similar to the approach assumed in other developed nations, our center often employs minimally invasive methods
(endoscopy, laparoscopy and robotic surgery) rather than conventional operational procedures in surgical treatment of these conditions.
Thanks to these high-tech devices, minimally invasive surgical procedures eliminate the need for making large incisions on the body, and make use of quite small incisions or the body’s natural accessible cavities instead. Endoscopy, laparoscopy and robotic surgery are among the most frequently utilized minimally invasive procedures.
Advantages of these practices can be listed as follows:
- Smaller incisions are made on the body.
- Blood loss and the need for blood transfusion is far less.
- Less complications and faster recovery.
- Patients are discharged and able to return to their daily routines sooner.
- Better cosmetic outcomes.