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Workshop on robotic assisted surgery

Staff Reporter

HYDERABAD: A robotic assisted surgery workshop with live demonstration of surgeries was inaugurated at Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) here on Wednesday. The live procedures were carried out by expert surgeons at the recently inaugurated KIMS-Vattikuti Robotic Institute.

The workshop is aimed at providing training to doctors interested in robot assisted surgeries. Senior consultant in Robotic Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, USA, Dr. James Peabody along with several other surgeons are conducting the workshop till July 2.

“There are many advantages of robotic surgeries. Doctors can raise standards of efficiency, accuracy, and ease of surgeries. The patient has smaller incisions, less pain, can recover faster, shorter hospital stay and quicker return to normal activity,” said MD and CEO, KIMS, Dr. B. Bhaskar Rao.

The team of doctors from the United States who are conducting the workshop will provide training on surgeries related to urological disorders.

Cost factor

“The technique has a huge potential but the costs for such surgeries should be brought down,”said Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Mukund Sangma, the chief guest.

Raj Vattikuti of Vattikutti Foundation, who has collaborated with KIMS to introduce robotic surgeries in Hyderabad, said training the doctors to take up such surgeries was a major challenge in India.

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