Training of Robotic Surgeons to spur growth of da Vinci Surgical Robots
IBNS | 08 Jul 2017
Training of Robotic Surgeons to spur growth of da Vinci Surgical Robots
New Delhi, July 7 (IBNS): Eminent Robotic surgeons have urged senior specialist surgeons in the country to train themselves ahead of the spread of Surgical Robots in their hospitals.

Dr Prof Arvind Kumar, Director, Institute of Robotic Surgery at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi said robotic surgery allows a surgeons to access the inacessible areas, and tiny surgical instruments with 7 degrees of freedom of movement are the key advantages. A Robotic Surgery causes less trauma with surgeon being in full control of the entire procedure.


Dr Gagan Gautam, Head of Urologic Oncology & Robotic Surgery, Max Institute of Cancer Care said Robotic Surgery has emerged as a gold standard for removal of cancer cells of prostate.


Dr N.P. Gupta, Chairman, Kidney & Urology Institute, Medanta Medicity, Gurgaon said that his institute is beginning a training program aimed at surgeons to equip themselves fro special procedures involving robotic surgery.


Dr Rama Joshi, Director, Gynae Oncology Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon highlighted the benefits of robotic surgery for removal of endometrial and other gynaecological ailments.


Mr Gopal D Chakravarthy, CEO, Vattikuti Technologies said  Vattikuti Foundation is also bridging the training gap by supporting a pool of accomplished Robotic Surgeons--by way of bi-annual Robotic Surgeons Conferences, paid fellowships and webinars. These workshops have seen a groundswell of interest from surgeons in smaller town and cities.


Since July 2016, Intuitive Surgical Inc. authorized Training and Certification center at Amrita Hospital in Kochi has trained over 100 multi-specialty surgeons from India and neighboring countries. This dual console da Vinci centre can conduct porcine based training program for 150.


India has a pool of 275 trained surgeons who are giving their best to the patients as also acting as mentors to expanding pool of robotic trained surgeons. They are alsoimprovising and creating new procedures that are becoming a world standard.