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CMRI offers Robot-assisted surgeries during Covid-19 Covid-19

CMRI offers Robot-assisted surgeries during Covid-19

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 08 Sep 2020, 07:56 pm

Kolkata/IBNS: A surgery in the times of Covid-19 may scare people but Calcutta Medical Research Institute (CMRI) is offering a different surgery experience with the help of robots. 

Robotics-assisted surgery enables the surgeon to operate with enhanced precision, dexterity and control even during the most complex procedures and ensures lesser bone

removal, preserves natural anatomy and facilitates better post-operative outcomes for the patient (including better pain-free range of motion and faster rehabilitation to return to normal and active lifestyle).

Speaking on the subject, Dr. Rakesh Rajput, HOD and Director Department of Orthopaedics, CMRI said, “In many hospitals around the city, non-emergent surgeries were put on hold as hospitals were transformed into COVID centres.

"As surgeons and administrators do their best in solving this problem, the robotic surgery has been used which has many known and demonstrated benefits over open surgery and often over conventional laparoscopy.”

Robotic surgery decreases the length of stay for patients, thereby increasing the availability of beds for other hospital needs.

The self-contained operative field, with smoke evacuation, minimized use of energy devices and decreased the risk of potential viral transmission to any health-care staff.

During the robotic procedure, the surgeon either sits in the console or operates using a robotic arm directly. This means the robotic arm becomes an extension of the surgeon’s
hand.

Speaking about it, Dr. Rakesh Rajput, HOD and Director Department of Orthopaedics, CMRI said, “Infection rates or wound infection rates are fewer in these surgeries. The more contact you have, there are more risks of transmitting virus as well as bacterial infections to the patient.”