More Robots and less Burnout to prevent side effects in surgery
In oncology surgery in the gastroenterological system, the mini-invasive approach is still the best treatment procedure for the majority of conditions. The benefits for patients deriving from the use of this technique translate into reduced post-operative complication rates, less post-operative pain, rapid recovery of physical activity, shorter inpatient periods and better aesthetic results.
Robotic surgery is a developmental evolution from the laparoscopy technique, further reducing blood loss and enabling mini-invasive procedures even in cases in which laparoscopy is less well suited and more complex to perform. Surgeons frequently have to deal with burn-out, i.e. a condition of chronic work related stress leading to emotional exhaustion, a feeling of limited professional fulfilment and excessive doctor-patient emotional detachment.
Burnout has a negative impact not only on the psychological wellbeing of the doctor but also on the quality of his or her work. Reducing the effects of burnout would thus increase motivation and work satisfaction and, at the same time, foster a more positive doctor-patient relationship.