Hyderabad: Apollo doctors perform surgery using robotic arms

Hyderabad: Doctors at Apollo Hospital in the city performed a cardiothoracic surgery by using uniportal robotic surgery technology on Friday.

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It is the first time in India that Uniportal Robotic Surgery technique has been used, which entails robotic arms conducting the surgery through a single 3 cm incision in the patient’s chest. It’s a boon for executing important and difficult cardiothoracic procedures with better efficiency and precision, as well as the best potential results.

According to Hans India, a team of cardiothoracic surgeons led by Dr Majunath Bale conducted the procedure, as a two-day workshop.

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These operations are minimally invasive, and significantly reduce the risk of post-surgical complications, mortality, infections, and hospital stay. Uniportal robotic surgery is presently being conducted in a few European nations, and Apollo Hospital is the only hospital in South East Asia with the expertise to execute this high-tech procedure.

On March 2, Specialist Doctors at Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee Hills, led by Dr Rajeev Reddy, Consultant Orthopaedic Oncosurgeon and Sarcoma Specialist, Apollo Hospitals; salvaged a completely mutilated ankle joint by a giant cell tumour.

They implanted a metal talus designed to precision using the latest state-of-the-art 3D modelling technology. The novel 3D technology-enabled to recreate the exact replica of the patient’s ankle joint from the MRI scan and optimized the surgery with minimal harm to the tissue and surrounding organs.

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