25 March 2022

Robotic Surgery Technology Saves Foreign Exchange, Here's the Explanation

The use of technology in the medical world, namely robotic surgery technology, saved the country's foreign exchange up to trillions of rupiah. So, how can foreign exchange with such a large amount be directly related to robotic surgery?

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Robotic surgery is one of the technological developments in the medical field that has been used by developed countries such as the United States, Japan, Korea, Australia, Singapore, and others.

To anticipate the lag behind other countries, Indonesia is also trying to utilize this modern technology. Currently, in Indonesia, the availability of the first robotic surgery service is at the Bunda Hospital Group, owned by PT Bundamedik Tbk (BMHS).

What is Robotic Surgery?

Robotic surgery is a surgical procedure that utilizes the development of medical technology in the form of a robotic system. This surgical procedure also uses a computer system to control the robotic arm and effector tip.

The utilization of the robot system is carried out by its feedback movement, which is more stable and accurate than human hand movements. In robotic surgical procedures, the incisions are smaller and less blood is produced.

As a result, tissue trauma can be minimized or even eliminated. In addition, the length of treatment is shorter, and the degree of postoperative pain is also much lower. The mechanics of making decisions in robotic surgery are still carried out by a certified specialist who handles it, so your doctor remains fully responsible and must have higher competence than a specialist without robotics training and certification.

Robotic Surgery Encourages Public Trust

The sophistication of robotic surgery technology is proven to contribute to saving the country's foreign exchange of up to trillions of rupiah. The existence of sophisticated medical technology is indeed attracting public interest.

Abroad, robotic surgery has become one of the mainstay medical devices to treat various diseases—for example, fibroids, prostate cancer, ovarian cysts, colon cancer, etc.

So, it is not surprising that some people who want more effective and efficient treatment choose to seek treatment abroad. The number of people seeking treatment abroad resulted in the country losing a lot of foreign exchange.

However, since 2012 robotic surgery technology has existed in Indonesia. This technology was first pioneered by the Bunda Group Hospital and is still the only one available in Indonesia. Bunda Group Hospital continues to provide support through internationally certified education and training to improve the quality of medical personnel.

Interest in Treatment in Indonesia Increases, Saves State Foreign Exchange

Implementing robotic surgery in various surgical cases in Indonesia is a positive step to increase public confidence in the quality of domestic health services.

It is recorded that there are at least 2 million people doing treatment abroad every year, and this resulted in a loss of foreign exchange up to 97 trillion rupiahs. The presence of this facility in Indonesia makes people no longer have to go abroad for treatment.

Initially, Bunda Group Hospital had 2 robotic surgeons and handled several surgical cases, but they were still limited. Currently, there are 16 specialist doctors certified in robotic surgery with hundreds of successful operations.

The cases handled are also increasingly diverse, with nearly 600 points from various specialties such as urology and gynecology. When compared, the cost of robotic surgery in the country is still more affordable than traveling abroad. This means that the availability of robotic surgery in Indonesia helps people to obtain medical services that are more economical.

Advantages Robotic Surgery Offers

What advantages are technological surgical procedures that can save the country's foreign exchange up to trillions of rupiah? The benefits of robotic surgery include:

  • Smaller incision
  • Minimize blood loss
  • More precision
  • Faster postoperative recovery
  • Relatively low pain rate
  • The results of the operation are more satisfactory

Robotic surgical medical technology allows patients to get better and more satisfying treatment. With robotic surgery at Bunda Hospital, trillions of foreign exchange can be saved.

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Apart from robotic surgery, BMHS also has other assetswith satisfactory performance along with a series of CSRactivities. Learn more here.


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