Fortis Memorial Research Institute ( FMRI ), or Fortis, Gurgaon the flagship hospital of Fortis Healthcare Limited, announced acquiring Da Vinci Xi System, the most advanced robotic surgical technology for performing minimal invasive surgery.
The new Da Vinci Xi System 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. The benefits of robotic surgery include a minimally invasive approach, faster return to daily activities, fewer complications, and shorter hospital stay with reduced hospitalisation costs.
According to Dr. Sanjay Gogoi, Director, Urology and Renal Transplants, FMRI: “The device allows high definition 3D imaging, allowing surgeons to conduct complicated procedures with relative ease. The procedure involves using wristed instruments that bend and rotate far beyond the abilities of the human hand. Moreover, the tremor filtration and intuitive motion technologies allows the surgeons to operate with steady natural motion with the comforts of sitting on an easy chair.”
The first surgery was performed by Dr. Gogoi on a 35-year-old patient from Congo, Central Africa. She had Yousuf’s Syndrome, a condition where due to complications from previous caesarean sections, an anomalous fistulous communication had formed between the uterus and the urinary bladder. This had led to menstrual bleeding draining into the bladder, leading to cyclical hematuria and repeated infections. Occasionally she also had urinary incontinence, as urine would flow into the uterus and leak out.
Dr. Gogoi added, “Previous medical consultations and reviews had all pointed towards a hysterectomy. However, she was not willing to undergo the procedure for removal of the uterus. With our robotic surgery programme, we not only managed to separate the fistula that had formed between the two organs, but also saved her from a hysterectomy. Surgeons at FMRI are currently utilising advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques for all surgical specialities.”
“This latest technology at FMRI will be available to surgeons stationed at other NCR facilities within the Fortis network to carry out a wide range of surgical procedures,” added Mr Jasdeep Singh, Zonal Director, FMRI.