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Jun 10

Kokilaben Ambani Hospital Introducing Yet Another Medical Marvel – da Vinci Robotic Surgery

Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute has set yet another benchmark by launching da Vinci Robotic Surgery – a cutting edge technology that aids in overcoming the limitations of Keyhole or Laparoscopic Surgery and enhances the capabilities of surgeons performing these surgeries. The event, held on 10th June 2012, was inaugurated by Chief Guest Padma Bhushan Dr. Suresh Advani in the presence of eminent medical dignitaries.

Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital is the only hospital with a unique Full Time Specialist System that ensures availability and access to dedicated Specialists exclusively attached to the hospital. Our doctors are trained to use the high end da Vinci Robotic System that ensures greater surgical precision, improved dexterity and superior control.

The precision offered by the machine translates into smaller incisions, less blood loss and faster recovery time. The Robot allows a surgeon’s hand movements to be filtered and translated into precise micro-movements of tiny instruments. Dr. Ram Narain, Executive Director, Kokilaben Hospital, informs, “Till date, at Kokilaben Hospital, 11 successful surgeries have been performed of which none of them required blood transfusion and all the patients were discharged within a few days after the procedure.”

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the da Vinci Surgical System for a wide range of procedures. Dr. T B Yuvaraja, Consultant Uro-Oncologist and Robotic Surgeon, Kokilaben Hospital, elaborates, “The da Vinci System is a robotic surgical platform designed to enable complex procedures of all types to be performed through 1-2 cm incisions. It has multispecialty applications and is designed to be used for multiorgan surgeries. It is mainly used to treat cancers of prostate, urinary bladder, kidney, uterus and cervix. In cases of radical prostatectomy performed using the da Vinci Surgical System, the incidence of urinary incontinence and impotency is significantly reduced as compared to the conventional methods of surgery.”

This robotic system also brings an advanced solution to the most complicated Gynaecologic Surgeries across the world. Dr. Anshumala Shukla-Kulkarni, Consultant Gynaecologist and Robotic Surgeon, Kokilaben Hospital, adds, “da Vinci Robotic Surgery is a minimally invasive approach ensuring superior safety and precision in fibroid treatment, pelvic floor repair, uterus removal, cancer management and treating many other gynaecological problems, thus, making patient’s life less complicated.”

Dr. Dipen Parekh, MD, Prof. and Chairman, Department of Urology and Director of Robotic Surgery, University of Miami, Florida, USA, with his extensive experience was instrumental in guiding the team at Kokilaben Hospital in starting the Robotic Surgery Program. Applauding the leadership of Kokilaben Hospital for making a significant investment in acquiring the cutting edge technology for the benefit of thousands of patients, Dr. Parekh says, “It is a remarkable achievement for the hospital team to successfully perform robotic cancer surgeries for multiple organs like the prostate, kidney and urinary bladder within the very first week. The surgical robot used here at Kokilaben Hospital is exactly what I offer my patients back in the United States. It is important to keep in mind that the most significant factor in assuring the best outcomes is the surgeon behind the robot. I am extremely proud of what the Kokilaben Hospital team has accomplished over the past week and I am enthusiastic about their future success.”

As a truly world-class Institute, Kokilaben Hospital offers doctors and patients cutting-edge diagnostic and surgical solutions and with the introduction of da Vinci Robotic Surgery, we bring yet another medical marvel to assist our surgeons in ensuring the delivery of high-quality clinical services to our patients.

About Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital

A vision to strengthen healthcare in the communities we serve and empower patients to make informed choices was the genesis of Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute. As the flagship social initiative of the Reliance Group, it is designed to raise India’s global standing as a healthcare hub, with emphasis on excellence in clinical services, diagnostic facilities and research. In the belief that an institution is only as good as its people, no effort has been spared to bring on board the elite of the medical profession across clinical specialties, from around the globe. The Kokilaben Hospital’s medical staff is committed to keep abreast with newer technologies and scientific innovations in the medical world. The hospital brings global best practices together with the right mix of clinical care, research and academia.