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Robotic surgery for treatment of gynaecological cancer introduced

Posted on Feb 05, 02:47PM | UNI

Kolkata, Feb 4 : For the first time in eastern India, robotic surgery for the treatment of gynaecological cancer was introduced today at Apollo Gleneagles Hospital here.

The week-long onco-robotic surgery initiative was introduced at the hospital on the occasion of the 'World Cancer Day' in presence of renowned doctor K S Tewari, Professor and Director of Research-The Gynaecologic Oncology Group from University of California.

Dr Tewari told reporters that robotic surgery was gaining recognition and preference over conventional surgeries as it had advantages like higher patient comfort and safety.

"Known as one of the best innovation in medicine, robotic surgery has the potential to provide patients with the best clinical outcomes. The computer-enhanced technology and robotic precision ensure a level of surgical precision that was never possible earlier," Dr Tewari observed.

"With such little blood loss during robotic surgery, the assessment is even better than with traditional or laparoscopic surgery," the doctor maintained.

Speaking on the initiative, Dr Rupali Basu, CEO, Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, said, "We at Apollo Gleneagles Hospital have undertaken the 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," Dr Basu said.

Apollo Hospitals have conducted over 200 robotic surgeries till date of which 40 have been performed at Apollo Gleneagles Hospital here.

The success rates of these surgeries have been 100 per cent in the areas of urology and general surgery.