100 robotic surgeries in 5 months at Bengaluru hospital
Bengaluru: Narayana Health City has achieved a remarkable feat of conducting 100 Robotic Surgeries in a span of just five months. The programme was launched by Infosys Foundation at Narayana Health City in partnership with Institute of Robotic Surgery with da Vinci Robotic Surgical System. Doctors from different specialisations were involved in the project.
Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, Dr Devi Shetty, Chairman, Narayana Health, said, "We want more patients to have the advantage of the most advanced surgical and medical care available at our hospital. We believe that it’s a matter of time before most of the procedures on the human body will be done using robotic technology.”
He lauded the da Vinci surgical system for providing best possible surgical outcomes. “The completion of more than 100 successful surgeries is proof of our commitment to provide the latest and the best quality of care,” he added.
Infosys Foundation has donated the ‘da Vinci Robotic Surgical System’ to develop Infosys Institute of Robotic Surgery and train surgeons for the future. Sudha Murty, Chairperson, Infosys Foundation, said, “Within five months of launching the Institute of Robotic Surgery, Narayana Health and Infosys Foundation have accomplished the milestone of completing 100 robotic surgeries and training 10 doctors. This is a testament to the world-class standards set by the two organisations, and speaks highly of its commitment to provide world-class healthcare to the masses by leveraging the power of technology. We are proud of our partnership with Narayana Health.”
Dr Ashwini Kumar Kudari, Senior Consultant Gastrointestinal Surgeon at Narayana Health City, indicated that various procedures from benign conditions to malignant conditions – right from the oesophagus to the rectum have been done using the robotic technique.
Cancer of the oesophagus colon and pancreas, bariatric surgeries for obesity and weight loss as well as hernia has been covered. All verities of gastrointestinal problems can be treated using robotic surgery.