Media Coverage of Dr. Shailesh Puntambekar and Galaxy Care Hospital

Famed laparoscopy expounder Dr. Liselotte Mettler from Germany visited and appreciated Galaxy Care Hospital

Dr. Shailesh Puntambekar

Famed laparoscopy expounder Dr. Liselotte Mettler, from Kiel, Germany, recently visited Galaxy Care Hospital and expressed great appreciation for the work being done by Dr. Shailesh Puntambekar and the team of Galaxy Care Hospital. She said, "I personally feel that laparoscopy is the best kind of endoscopic surgery, as it is a more clinical method than the open surgery. It leaves no big wound, is less painful, and does less alteration to other organs. And whatever I have seen in Galaxy Care Hospital, I am very impressed.” She also appreciated the potential of Indian medical. “This branch of surgery is still catching on, but India seems to be ahead of the crowd”, she says.

Further expressing here feeling she added, "also I feel that the time when Indians needed to go overseas for surgery in the countries like Europe or America, is now a past. Indians put a lot of trust in foreigners, and not enough in their own people. That should change.

She continued, "as far as the medical profession is concerned, India is as good as any country, if not better. Indeed, people from the west have started to come to India for medical purposes not only is it cheaper, but the standard of medicines here is also higher. And this praise is not restricted to surgery alone. The medical fraternity here provides a good service to patients. Moreover, the amount of medical research being done here is incredible."

She also mentioned about the Da Vinci robot that the Galaxy Care Laparoscopy Institute has installed in its premises. Dr. Shailesh Puntambekar, director of the clinic, says, "With the robot, one has the advantage of depth, one gets a 3-D vision, unlike in the TV procedure that is limited to being 2-D. This surgery is also a lot quicker because a doctor is seated and rested while performing the surgery, whereas in other cases,a doctor is always on his feet and may get tired easily. The robot works on a master-slave programme, somewhat like virtual reality is whatever action is taken by the master at the console is replicated by the robot,which does the surgery."

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