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BBCI holds workshop on Robotic Surgery

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  25 March 2017 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, March 24: Robotic surgery in Guwahati! For this advanced surgery to be the realty in Guwahati, one ought to wow Dr. B. Borooah Cancer Institute (BBCI), Guwahati and Vattikuti Technologies.
BBCI, in collaboration with Bengaluru-based Vattikuti Technologies, organized a four-day hands-on-experience on the Vinci Surgical Robotic System from March 21 to 24, 2017 at BBCI. Over a hundred enthusiastic doctors from different parts of Assam and the neighboring states of Aruchal Pradesh, galand, Manipur and Meghalaya participated to receive an experience of working with the surgical robot.
Robotic surgery is a rapidly evolving new surgical technology with several advantages over conventiol open and laparoscopic surgery. Operations in difficult-to-access areas of the body like pelvic operations, thoracic and abdomil operations, and some operations in the deep recesses of the mouth are done by robotic surgery in a better way. It also causes trauma less to patients, minimizes blood loss, reduces complications and has a shorter hospital stay for the patient. It is more ergonomic and comfortable to the surgeon since he controls the robot from a console and gets a highly magnified 3D view. The robot carries out all maneuvers as controlled by the surgeon, through a wider range and much higher precision than can be achieved by human hand, and also elimites jerks and tremors.
In a statement issued to the press today, BBCI said that Da Vinci is currently the only surgical robotic system in the world for clinical use. It is available in many advanced hospitals in developed countries and also in a few centres in India.
The workshop was organized with installation of the fully functiol robotic system with console, simulator and operating instruments, to sensitize doctors from this region. It was also witnessed by several groups of nurses and paramedical staff from different hospitals of Guwahati. The objective of the workshop was to generate interest amongst doctors from this region to undertake training to qualify for robotic surgery. It is hoped that this initiative will pave the way for introducing robotic surgery for the first time in the north-eastern region.

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