Surgical procedures through robotics launched at Madurai hospital - MMHRC

Surgical procedures through robotics launched at Madurai hospital
News, Surgical Gastroenterology
539 Views March 2, 2019

A robotic surgical system, claimed to be the first-of-its-kind in southern Tamil Nadu, was inaugurated at the Meenakshi Mission Hospital & Research Centre (MMHRC) in Madurai on Saturday.

The hospital administration said that they decided to install the system since robotics was turning out to be popular in surgical procedures across the world. The main advantage of this technology according to experts is that surgeries which otherwise involve large incisions can be conducted with precision through tiny holes.

“So far, robotic surgery procedures have been available only in big cities like Chennai, Bangalore and New Delhi,” chairman of MMHRC, Dr S Gurushankar said.

Medical director of MMHRC Dr Ramesh Ardhanari said surgeries performed with robotic technology generally leads to less blood loss and fewer transfusions, less pain and trauma, lesser complications, shorter hospitalization time and faster overall recovery He said that even complicated procedures could be made easy with the help of robotic technology. “The procedure can be performed in specialties like surgical gastroenterology bariatric surgery urology, gynecology surgical oncology cardio-thoracic surgery and head and neck surgery” he added.


Date: 03.02.2019



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