Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Robot assisted Kidney Transplant by @ManipalHealth

Explaining the procedure for this surgery Dr. Deepak Dubey, Consultant Urology & Renal Transplant , Manipal Hospitals who conducted the surgery successfully said, “Robotic surgery is 100% accurate and safe. The surgeon thus can operate with enhanced precision, dexterity and control even during the most complex procedures. The benefits of this surgery are immense as there are fewer complications such as surgical site infection, lesser pain and blood loss, quicker recovery and smaller scars. The patient and the donor are doing very well and have recovered completely.”

A small cut was made around the umbilicus and kidney was inserted into the recipient’s body. The blood vessels of the kidney were sutured to the blood vessels of the recipient using the Robot. Robotic instruments have 360 degree rotation compared to the human wrist which has only 270 degree rotation and provides the surgeon with a 10x magnified, high-definition, 3D-image of the body's intricate anatomy using key-hole technique. Complete rehearsal was done a day prior to the procedure and the patient and family were given all the relevant information.

Speaking on the occasion Dr. Sudarshan Ballal, Chairman, Manipal Hospitals said, “Reasonable costs, less pain, minimal invasion, early recovery and increasing awareness have put India on the global map when it comes to robot-assisted surgeries across the health spectrum and the country is poised to take a leap soon. Robotic procedures have started to cover a wide spectrum of procedures —cardiac, urology, general surgery, thoracic, gynaecology, head and neck, vascular, paediatrics etc.”