Fortis Hospital installs new robotic surgical system for variety of surgeries

UNI Jul 18, 2019

Fortis Hospital at Mulund, one of the leading healthcare solutions provider in Maharashtra, installed on Monday the most advanced robotic surgery system in the world, which can be used for the specialties of urology, oncology, gynaecology, head & neck and gastrointestinal surgery.

The four-armed surgical robotic system was inaugurated in the presence of Dr S Narayani, Zonal director, Fortis Hospital; Dr Anil Heroor, senior consultant, Surgical Oncology & Head of the Department, Colorectal Surgery, Fortis Hospital and Dr Pankaj Maheshwari, chief of Urology, Fortis Hospital, a release issued by Fortis here stated.

It further stated that the Da Vinci Xi System, designed for performing high precision surgeries, acts as an extension of the doctor’s hands, allowing him or her to perform a surgery with pinpoint accuracy and very little damage to surrounding tissues.
Speaking about the utility of the new system, Dr Heroor was quoted as saying, "Use of this robotic surgical system will dramatically increase precision, visualisation and dexterity with which the surgical procedures will be conducted; greatly benefitting the physicians and the patients..."

The advantages to the patient are manifold, which include drastically reduced hospital stay, faster recovery, reduced risk of incision site infection, minimal blood loss, will enable the preservation of healthy tissues, and significantly less scarring, he said. The biggest advantage is these procedures are nearly pain-free with a drastic reduction in analgesic need, the doctor said and added that the programme may also enable many procedures to be carried out on single day hospitalisation.

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