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Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket introduces advanced Robotic and Single port surgery

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Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, presented a live showcase of Robotic and Single port surgery in Hernia and Bariatric procedures. The technique was presented at a two-day live workshop organised by the leading healthcare provider on 4th and 5thMarch 2017. Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, has been extensively using advanced robotics to conduct surgery across specialities for more than two years now. These include complex Oncology, Renal, Aesthetic and Urology surgeries. The workshop provided the Max-Super-Robotic-and-Single-port-surgeryhealthcare player with a common platform to bring together General Surgeons, GI, Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeons, to exchange research experiences, and insights on Robotic and Single port surgery and its ergonomics. Spearheading the conversation was renowned laparoscopic and bariatric surgeon–Dr.Pradeep Chowbey, Chairman, Max Institute of Minimal Access, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Executive Vice-Chairman, Max Healthcare. Also present during the workshop were experts including Dr.Ashish Vashistha, Head of Department – General Surgery and Robotics, Senior Consultant Robotic, Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket.

At the event, Dr.Pradeep Chowbey, Chairman, Max Institute of Minimal Access, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Executive Vice-Chairman, Max Healthcare, shared, “Max Healthcare has always been committed to provide its patients with the best-in-class technology that will address their needs and provide them with the best possible results. The hospital has successfully performed a large number of robotic surgeries using the latest Da Vinci Xi System. With our workshop, we have showcased how robotics can help in achieving clinical excellence. Surgical robots are self-powered, computer-controlled devices that can be programmed to aid in the positioning and manipulation of surgical instruments. The robot’s “hands” have a high degree of dexterity, allowing surgeons the ability to operate in very tight spaces in the body that would otherwise only be accessible through open (long incision) surgery. The technique exemplifies the fast-changing face of healthcare technology in the country with limited trauma to the body. ”

Dr.Ashish Vashistha, Head of Department – General Surgery and Robotics, Senior Consultant Robotic, Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket said, “Scars, blood loss, discomfort, long-hospital stays are some of the top concerns of patients who walk through our doors for surgery. In complex procedures for Gastric bypass, Solid Organ and Hernia surgeries there is even greater surgical stress.  With Robotic and Single port surgical technique, patients and their families will be free of these concerns. Also, Robot-assisted surgery will allow doctors to perform with better precision, flexibility and control as compared toconventional techniques. In fact, complicated and complex surgeries will now be easier to carry out by the introduction of this technology especially in hernia and bariatrics.”

How the Da Vinci Xi model functions:

  • The surgeon works from a computer console in the operating room, controlling miniaturized instruments mounted on three robotic arms to make tiny incisions in the patient.
  • The surgeon looks through a 3-D camera attached to a fourth robotic arm, which magnifies the surgical site.
  • The surgeon’s hand, wrist and finger movements are transmitted through the computer console to the instruments attached to the robot’s arms. The mimicked movements have the same range of motion as the surgeon allowing maximum control.
  • The surgical team supervises the robot at the patient’s bedside
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