Medical field has seen a lot of developments over the years. Advantages of robotic have now led to automated procedures that allow doctors to operate on patients without being in the same room. Robotically-assisted surgery was developed to overcome both the limitations of minimally invasive surgery or to enhance the capabilities of surgeons performing open surgery.
The first ever robotic surgery in India was done at Sir Ganga Ram hospital in Delhi. Now Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute will follow the suit by introducing a Da Vinci robotic surgery system. It is a cutting edge system that overcomes the limitations of keyhole laparoscopic surgery and enhances capabilities to perform the most complicated and delicate procedures.
According to the chief executive of the hospital, “The precision offered by the Da Vinci robotic system ensures greater surgical precision, improved dexterity and superior control, translating into smaller incisions, less blood loss and quicker recovery”. There are 11 robotic surgeries that have been performed till date, which has been highly successful, none required blood transfusion and all the patients were discharged within a few days after the surgery. The system can perform multi-organ surgeries, including treatment of cancers of prostate, uterus, cervix, kidney and urinary bladder.