City Hospital launches Robotic Hernia Surgery in Eastern India

City Hospital launches Robotic Hernia Surgery in Eastern India

Agency News

Kolkata, Aug 30: Hernia is a very common health issue, which mostly needs surgery for its cure.

Traditional method of open hernia surgeries has long been replaced by laparoscopic methods for most of hernias (depending on size). Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata has launched Robotic Hernia Surgery for the first time in Eastern India, which is the latest innovation in the treatment of hernia.

Robotic hernia surgery allows the doctor to be seated on a console from where he handles the surgical instruments. The surgeons gets to see a three-dimensional images of the inside of the abdomen.

The advantages of Robotic Hernia Surgery include providing surgeons with superior visualization, enhanced dexterity, greater precision and ergonomic comfort to operate
on the patients. The technology of the da Vinci Surgical System used in Robotic Surgery allows surgeons to perform minimally invasive procedures involving complex dissection or reconstruction.

Benefits of Robotic Hernia Surgery over open or laparoscopic methods:
*Less trauma and pain
*Less bloodshed and scars
*Three-dimensional images of hernia
*Great precision
*Allows for more complex work
*Shorter hospital stays

Dr Debasish Roy, Senior Consultant Surgeon, AGHL, expressed, “The patients opting for robotic techniques get benefitted by reduced duration of hospital stay, blood loss, transfusions, scars and use of pain medication. Hence it can be considered as the future of hernia surgeries.”

Rana Dasgupta, CEO, AGHL, said, “The gadgets needed to perform robotic surgeries are expensive and hence not many hospitals opt to acquire those. However, in our endeavor to stay ahead in the healthcare space and for the utmost benefit of our patients, we have introduced the technology for the first time in Eastern India.”(UNI)