Rare Robotic Surgery Performed at Chettinad Health City in Chennai

by Kathy Jones on  March 5, 2011 at 7:50 PM Indian Health News   - G J E 4
A rare robotic heart surgery has been performed at the Chettinad Health City in Chennai. The surgery, which was carried out on a 23-year-old auto driver called D Vijayakanth, lasted four hours, hospital sources confirmed.
 Rare Robotic Surgery Performed at Chettinad Health City in Chennai
Rare Robotic Surgery Performed at Chettinad Health City in Chennai

The surgery was conducted with an aim to replace both mitral and the aortic valve simultaneously. Dr R Ravi Kumar, director of the institute of cardiovascular disease, robotic surgery centre at the Chettinad Health City, said that robotic surgery was a recently introduced procedure in the country, but added that it was a most welcome future innovation in the medical field.

"The best part about using a robot in cardiac surgery is that the patient's heart need not be opened and the surgery can be done using a small 4cm incision. This is not possible with normal surgeries without a robot," Dr Ravi Kumar told The Times of India.

Robotic surgery has opened up whole new dimensions in precision-based surgeries globally. It is hoped that these surgeries would be widely used in future in India. This surgery, performed on D Vijayakanth, cost Rs 2.25 lakh.

Source: Medindia

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the robotic surgery performed on the patient Vijakanth is Dr. P Ishwar Vidyasagar. The chettinad hospital is not bringing the doctor into light. In future Dr. P. Ishwar Vidasagar will perform so he shud given great leverage in news. He assisted Dr. Kurien Dr. Venugopal, and Dr. Srinath Reddy top surgeons in cardiovascular disease. Instead of giving more weightage to great doctor like Dr. P. Iswhar Vidyasagar. His photophrah is not shown properly.
Buckleupfigura Sunday, March 6, 2011
Robotic surgery will be common years from now. I think it is more advantageous both to the surgeon and the patient.
ennairam_23 Sunday, March 6, 2011

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