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Aster unit logs 60 robotic surgeries in 6 months

DUBAI, April 1, 2015

Aster Medcity-Kochi, South Asia’s largest quaternary care hospital in the Indian state of Kerala, under Dubai-headquartered healthcare major Aster DM Healthcare, recently completed 60 robotic surgeries in a span of six months.

These advanced robotic surgeries are known to provide excellent surgical outcomes with minimal patient discomfort, a statement said.

Aster Medcity is also the first hospital in Kerala to have a robotic surgery unit and a specialised Minimal Access Robotic Surgery (MARS) team. The doctors from Aster Medcity’s Centre of Excellence (CoE) conducted the robotic surgeries for a wide spectrum of cases such as urology, gastroenterology, gynaecology and obstetrics and oncology.

Dr Harish Pillai, CEO of Aster Medcity, said: “We believe in getting and adapting the latest state-of-the-art technology for our patients. Having the MARS team in place was one such step for providing cutting-edge technology to our patients. Performing such a large number of these beneficial surgeries in such a short span of time has led to better surgical outcomes and eased patient discomfort.”

Dr Kishore T A, senior consultant – Urology, Aster Medcity, said: “Robotic surgery is the most technologically advanced and minimally invasive approach to complex surgical procedures available today. We are one of the few medical centres in the country, and the first in Kerala state, to use the state-of-the-art high definition da Vinci-S Surgical System to perform robotic urologic surgery.”

“Before the advent of surgical robots, urologic surgeons performed these procedures through large abdominal incisions or using less versatile and mobile laparoscopic instruments. These surgeries improve patient comfort and care drastically,” he added.

Robotic surgery is conducted using the da Vinci Surgical System, a state-of-the-art telesurgical, master-slave robotic system which replicates the surgeon’s exact movements on the master controls onto robotic instruments in the patient using their EndoWrist technology.

Instead of using the surgery instruments by hand, robotic arms are used which are controlled by efficient surgeons with the help of advanced computers. Robotic surgery has opened up new avenues in the near future in surgical practice. – TradeArabia News Service




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