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‘Minimal Access Surgery’-best minds to converge in Kochi, Kerela

‘Minimal Access Surgery’-best minds to converge in Kochi, Kerela

Eminent American and Indian surgeons in the field will get together to share best practices of ‘Minimal Access Surgery’ from Sep 12-13

“Robotic surgery has a great value in cancer surgery as radical cancer surgery is possible through small holes and facilitates quick recovery of the patient,” said Bhandari who also serves as the CEO, Vattikuti Foundation, that founded the Urology Institute at Henry Ford Hospital.

The Minimal Access Surgery will be the expert focus of the the Robotic Surgeons’ Conference to propagate Robotic surgery in India, to be held in Kochi, Kerela from September 12-13 this year.

Eminent surgeons from American and India will gather at one place to further develop and present their work, exchange views, and learn from each other on the number of robotic assisted surgeries reported to have crossed 2500 mark in 2014 taking the cumulative number of surgeries to date to an over 10,000.

From the first robotic cardiac surgery conducted by noted cardiologist Dr. Naresh Trehan in 2002 in India, application of Da Vinci systems in India has spread to over 25 hospitals in the country and the number of surgeons performing robotic surgeries has grown to 120.

Emerging areas that will come up for discussion include possibilities for ENT surgeons, difficulties faced during robotic surgery and prevention and management of complications in Robotics.

Eminent robotic surgeons from America slated to speak at the conference include Dr. Mario Leitao, Jr., Director, Minimal Access and Robotic Surgery Programme, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, and Dr. Mahendra Bhandari, a noted kidney transplant surgeon and Director, Robotic Surgery Research and Education at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, according to a media release.

Also attending would be Raj Vattikuti, a software entrepreneur from Michigan, who created the Vattikutti Foundation, a not-for profit Corporation headquartered in Michigan.

Robotic surgery assures a healthier post-operative life, causing minimal loss of blood, quicker healing of wounds and shorter hospital stays for those suffering from life threatening conditions in vital body systems.


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