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City hospital to introduce robotic surgery on World Cancer Day

Posted on Jan 17, 09:55PM | UNI

Leading private hospital chain 'Apollo Hospitals' will introduce the unique OncoRobotic surgery in the city early next month to provide the most modern treatment of cancer.

Coinciding with the World Cancer Day on February 4 the introduction of Robotic surgery would ensure a far better treatment for various types of cancers as the system was more precise, minimally invasive, heals faster and had the best clinical outcomes, Dr Rupali Basu, CEO, Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata, today said.

World renowned proctor Dr Krishnansu S Tewari, Professor and Director of Research--The Gynaecologic Oncology Group from University of California, would be present at the Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals here during the introduction of the new technology to share his vast experiences with his Indian peers.

Besides conducting a number of workshops on the usefulness of the new technology, Dr Tewari would perform a number of OncoRobotic surgeries in association with the team of Apollo Gleneagles surgeons, who have been extensively trained abroad on Robotic Surgery System on 25 patients.

The introduction of robotic technology has revolutionised the surgical management of cancer across the globe. Apart from having a number of clear advantages like higher patient comfort and safety, it helps in significantly reducing the patient's stay at the hospital thereby ensuring faster recovery.

The four armed surgical robotic system is a breakthrough in surgical capabilities especially in the areas of Uro-Oncology, Gynae-Oncology, Gastro-Oncology and Head and Neck-Oncology where precision matters most.