The Institute of Robotic Surgery with da Vinci Robotic Surgical System was recently launched in partnership with Infosys Foundation at Narayana Health City and the team of doctors from different specializations has successfully achieved a remarkable feat of completing more than 100 robotic surgeries in just a span of five months.
“We want more number of patients to have the advantage of the most advanced surgical and medical care available at our hospital. We believe that it’s a matter of time before most of the procedures on the human body will be done using robotic technology. The da Vinci Surgical System has helped us to provide the best possible surgical outcomes and the completion of more than 100 successful surgeries is a proof of our commitment to provide the latest and the best quality of care,” said Dr. Devi Shetty, Chairman – Narayana Health.
Sudha Murty, Chairperson – Infosys Foundation said, “Within six months of launching the Institute of Robotic Surgery, Narayana Health and Infosys Foundation have accomplished the milestone of completing 100 robotic surgeries and training of 10 doctors. This is a testament to the world-class standards set by the two organizations, and speaks highly of its commitment to providing world-class healthcare to the masses by leveraging the power of technology. We are proud of our partnership with Narayana Health.
Infosys Foundation donated the ‘da Vinci Surgical Robotic System’ to develop Infosys Institute of Robotic Surgery and train surgeons for the future. Intuitive Surgical trains surgeons through Technology Training Pathway, which makes sure doctors learn every element of robotics surgery.
Dr. Lavanya Kiran, Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology at Narayana Health City said, “My new toy – the da Vinci Robotic Surgical system gives me accuracy and great precision in operating with its 10 times magnification and 360 degree endowrist movement, which helps reach the unreachable places more easily and helps in better resection. It makes me happy and content to give my patient the best result with least complication and minimal stay in the hospital,”
Dr. Ashwini Kumar Kudari, Senior Consultant Gastrointestinal Surgeon at Narayana Health City indicated that various procedures from benign conditions to malignant conditions – right from the oesophagus to the rectum have been done using the robotic technique. Cancer of the oesophagus, cancer of the pancreas, surgeries for colon cancer, bariatric surgeries for obesity and weight loss as well as Hernia have been covered. All varieties of gastrointestinal problems can be treated using Robotic Surgery. “However, the most challenging case that we have done is the ‘Whipple’s Procedure’ considered as the most complex operation in the upper abdomen,” recalled Dr. Ashwini and his team of junior surgeons. “It’s been voted as the toughest of all surgeries. This was the case of cancer of pancreas, which was located in between a lot of vital structures, veins and blood vessels; the tumour will be located very close of these and poses a challenge for any surgeon. We have been able to do that successfully and the patient also recovered very well,” informed Dr. Ashwini Kudari.
One of the important aspects about Robotic Surgery is that post-surgical infection is completely minimized. This surgery went on for 10 hours. The reconstruction part becomes very easy because of Robotic Surgery. Talking about the advantages of doing a Robotic Surgery, Dr. Ashwini said, “This is the only surgery where the surgeon is sitting and operating. The fatigue factor will not be there while performing a surgery using the robotic system, especially when surgeries are long.”