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Apollo introduces Robotic Surgery for Gynae Oncology

Posted on Feb 04, 09:31PM | IBNS

Kolkata, Feb 4 : On the occasion of the 'World Cancer Day', Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals on Monday announced a week long Onco-Robotic Surgery initiative as it is the first and only hospital in Eastern India to provide Robotic Surgery for the treatment of Gynaecological cancers.

Present on the occasion was renowned proctor Dr Krishnansu S. Tewari, Professor and Director of Research - The Gynaecologic Oncology Group from University of California, along with a team of Senior Robotic Surgery specialists from Apollo Gleneagles.

The doctors explained how a Robotic Surgery is conducted along with explaining that it is a better modality of surgical treatment for cancer, as it is more precise, minimal evasive, heals faster and has better clinical outcomes for treatment of certain Gynaecologic Cancers.

Dr. Tewari, who has one of the busiest oncology practices in Southern California, is recognized nationally for his contributions to robotic oncologic surgery, fertility-sparing cancer surgery, and the conduct of clinical trials in gynaecologic malignancies.

He has been named as one of the Top Doctors in Orange County for many years and is also listed among the Best Doctors in the United State of America.

Also addressing the audience were Dr. Jayanta Kr Gupta, Dr Arnab Basak and Dr Bhaskar Pal of Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals.

They highlighted how this technology is gaining recognition and preference over conventional surgeries.

They further elaborated on the clear advantages like higher patient comfort and safety which robotic surgeries offer over conventional surgeries,

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Krishnansu S. Tewari, Professor and Director of Research - The Gynaecologic Oncology Group from University of California, said, "Known as one of the best innovation in medicine, Robotic Surgery in Oncology has the potential to provide patients with the best clinical outcomes.

"The computer-enhanced technology and robotic precision ensures a level of surgical precision that was never possible earlier. With such little blood loss during robotic surgery, the assessment is even better than with traditional or laparoscopic surgery."

Speaking on the initiative, Dr Rupali Basu, CEO, Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata, said, "We at Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals have undertaken this Onco-Robotic initiative with the purpose of establishing Robotic Surgery as the unsurpassed and most definite method of treating certain cancers.

"With a focus on product training, clinical training and clinical education for integrated teams, both surgeons as well as operation theatre staff are equipped to meet surgical demand, while achieving clinical proficiency in the safest, most efficient manner possible."

Apollo hospitals have conducted over 200 robotic surgeries till date of which 40 have been performed in Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata.

The success rates of these surgeries have been 100 per cent in the areas of Gynaecology, Urology and General surgery, said the hospital.