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Robotic surgery becoming popular in the country: Dr Arvind Kumar
Lucknow | Friday, Feb 1 2013 IST
 
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The new concept of Robotic Surgery is gaining popularity in the country as it was giving "painless" and there was less recovery period to the patients in major operations, claimed an eminent surgeon here today. Dr Arvind Kumar, Director, Institute of Robotic Surgery and chairman department of Thoracic Surgery, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, claimed that surgery done with the help of robots are not only quicker, safer and affordable but also reduces the hospital stay and recovery period for patients. Addressing the media here, on his first of the 40 orientation programmes out of Delhi to promote the Robotic surgery in the country, Dr Kumar said, "unlike conventional surgical processes, in robotic surgery we do not cut open the patient's body. Rather we simply make two or three holes in the body for the surgery, which easily heal within a week. This non-invasive procedure makes a major difference by bringing down the duration of hospital stay and chances of acquiring hospital borne infections, recovery period, trauma, bloodloss, medication and expenditure drastically." Dr Kumar initiated Robotic surgery at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi in June 2008 and now has shifted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. Though the surgeon claim that the cost of Robotic Surgery is expensive by around Rs 50,000 but still in a major operation the family members of the patient first think about the comfort of the patient. At present Robotic surgery is only being done in New Delhi in northern India. The entire set of the machines for Robotic surgery costs around Rs 7 crore while an experienced surgeon is also required to operate it. Meanwhile Dr Arvind Kumar also held his first orientation programme at the King George Medical University (KGMU) here today to make aware the doctors about the latest technology of surgery. UNI MB BDP BM1610 NNNN

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