The first robotic kidney transplant in Telangana has been performed by the a team of doctors at the Yashoda hospital.
Kidney transplant is considered to be last standard of treatment for an end stage kidney disease. Open surgeries for kidney transplant have seen lots of improvements over the past six decades, but robotic surgery techniques that have been recently approved have shown an immense improvement in patient outcomes.
First robo-assisted kidney surgery is said to have been performed in France and only few places in India like Delhi, Ahmadabad and Cochin have been able to mimic successful results.
This surgery was performed with the help of Da Vinci Robo system which can operate with vibration-free movement and is thereby safe for the kidney graft.
"We are thrilled the patient and the donor are doing well and the operation was a success," said Dr Suresh Babu, a nephrologist who performed the transplant.