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Apollo Gleneagles hospital brings robotic surgery to Silchar

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  25 April 2016 12:00 AM GMT


SILCHAR, April 24: Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals (AGH), Kolkata, is providing medical services through their innovative tools and technique in the entire Eastern India. On behalf of AGH, Kolkata, Goutam Bandyopadhyay, deputy general mager, department of marketing of the Hospital, in a press-meet here today said, “The purpose of arranging the press-meet was to inform of the ground-breaking cardiac surgeries and to spread awareness about critical and complicated procedure called minimally invasive cardiothoracic surgery (MICS), which has beaten both heart bypass and total arterial bypass surgery.”

Dr. Sujoy Kar, director, medical services, Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata interacted online with the media-persons. Enlightening about the MICS procedure, he said, “It is risk-free method of performing an operation in the heart and only five to six hospitals in India have adopted this method. I have been applying this method for the last eight years. I want press and electronic media to shake hands with us so that we can reach every nook and corner of the country.”

Dr Sushan Mukhopadhyay, senior consultant, director and head of the department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery of the hospital, said, “It will revolutionize the world of medical science, especially in the field of heart surgery. The interlinking of technology and medicine has ebled us to make significant strides.” Giving a demonstration through a powerpoint presentation, he said, “Usually a surgery leaves a scar, an incision mark on the body. Heart surgery leaves inches of incision marks, but MICS method leaves almost no marks.

The advantage of applying this method (MICS) is that it leaves almost no incision marks; there is less blood loss, less post-operation trauma. This method is very safe and involves no risk and it has various stages.”

He also said that an added advantage of applying MICS method is that the patients can go home in just three days and can recover within a week. There is a psychological stigma attached with incision marks upon the body.

“Most of the time, people, especially women, try to hide that they have undergone any surgery. In such cases, they prefer to stay indoors to hide the scars. This method leaves just a 2-inch mark. MICS is applied by using the science of robotics and is carried on with a robot, however, the doctor directs the robot,” Dr Mukhopadhyay added.

Dr Mukhopadhyay’s advice is to go for “Baba Ramdev’s exercise and Yoga which keeps the patient healthy and prevents transmission of hereditary diseases.” It is high time for the people to mend their ways and start leading a punctual and well-organized life. Otherwise, they will only be inviting diseases well before they are old.

Caption: Dr. Sushan Mukhopadhyay, senior consultant, director and head of the department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery of Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, briefing the media-persons about the MICS method of heart surgery here today.

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