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Eminent Fortis, Max, Medanta, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Surgeons launch da Vinci Surgical Robot on wheels

Eminent Fortis, Max, Medanta, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Surgeons launch da Vinci Surgical Robot on wheels

India Blooms News Service | | 06 Jul 2017, 01:11 pm
New Delhi July 4 (IBNS): To address constraints to expansion of robotic surgery into smaller towns in India--non availability of trained surgeons, cost of computer assisted procedures and equipment--Vattikuti Technologies and Intuitive Surgical Inc.

USA and Vattikuti Foundation are showcasing the technology to surgeons and hospital administrators in 20 Indian cities over the next 90 days.

“da Vinci Surgical System enables surgeons to operate minimally invasively through a few small incisions or the belly button from a nearby ergonomic console. As a result of this technology, da Vinci allows surgeons to operate with enhanced vision, precision and control,” says Gopal Chakravarthy, CEO, Vattikuti Technologies.

Eminent surgeons such as Dr Arvind Kumar, Director, Institute of Robotic Surgery at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital; Dr Gagan Gautam, Head of Urologic Oncology & Robotic Surgery, Max Institute of Cancer Care; Dr N.P. Gupta, Chairman, Kidney & Urology Institute, Medanta Medicity, Gurgaon; Dr Rama Joshi, Director, Gynae Oncology Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon endorsed and highlighted the benefits of robotic surgery in areas of their specialisation while flagging off the surgical robot on a vehicle here last week.

According to them robotic surgery causes less trauma with surgeon being in full control of the entire procedure.

The da Vinci Surgical Robot on the special mobile vehicle simulates an operating room lounge as it gives exposure to doctors in smaller towns.

The Vattikuti Technologies and Vattikuti Foundation have helped expand Robotic Surgery to 51 da Vinci Robot installations, manned by 275 trained robotic surgeons in 47 hospitals in 20 cities in a short period.

In 2016, over 750,000 procedures were performed worldwide using over 4000 da Vinci robotic surgical systems world-wide. The da Vinci system has brought about a paradigm shift by making it possible to have almost all complex procedures done with minimal access. Over 4 million da Vinci procedures have been carried out so far.

Since 2011 Vattikuti Technologies has partnered with several hospitals in drawing a roadmap for success of the robotic program as well as supporting training of surgeons besides ensuring high uptime for the system through its trained clinical support and service team.

Large corporate hospitals such as Apollo, Aster, Fortis, HCG, Max, Medanta; Government hospitals such as AIIMS, Army Research & Referral Hospital, Delhi State Cancer Institute,  PGI, Chandigarh, Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology; and Trust hospitals such as Tata Memorial, Mumbai, Amrita Institute, Kochi, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute are using the da Vinci Surgical Robots.