Robotic Cancer Surgery at Galaxy Care Hospital, India
The Da Vinci robot is one of the world’s most advanced pieces of surgical equipment. Robotic Cancer Surgery is now being performed by leading hospitals in USA, Europe, Japan and Korea. In keeping up with the latest developments taking place all over the world, Galaxy Care Hospital is the first institute in India to be performing Robotic Cancer Surgeries in all branches of surgical specialities.
Galaxy Care Hospital has numerous fully equipped operation theatres, with state of the art equipment and all types of energy sources which are essential for performing MIS (Minimally Invasive Surgeries), high definition camera systems under one roof. It boasts of the first and only Robotic theatre in the whole of Western India.
Robotic surgical instruments give the surgeons benefits of
- Image guided positioning
- Image augmented dexterity
- Sensor guided positioning of instruments with multiple degrees of liberty
- Data preservation
- Task specific end-effectors and increased manual dexterity
- The advent of Robotics enables telesurgery
Robotic Cancer Surgery is feasible and safe in the framework of a large corporate hospital & a technology here to stay. The robot expands the indications for minimally-invasive surgery. A specific training and a large experience in advanced minimally-invasive surgery are necessary. The cost-benefit ratio seems worthwhile in the long run for minimally invasive surgery.
All types of advanced minimally invasive procedures are being performed at Galaxy Care Hospital, ranging from simple surgeries like Lap Appendicectomy, Lap. Hysterectomy,Lap. Cholecystectomy , Lap fundoplication to complicated surgeries like Thoracoscopic esophagectomy, Lap. Whipples, Lap. Radical Hysterectomy (Pune Technique), Lap cystoprostaectomies. Dr. Shailesh Puntambekar has been the pioneer of Laparoscopic Cancer Surgeries in India and thousands of cancer patients from all over India have been benefited after he single-handedly introduced and developed these advanced laparoscopic techniques. For his pioneering work in Laparoscopic Cancer Surgery, on an international level, Dr. Shailesh Puntambekar has been awarded the “Distinguished Surgeon’s Award”, at the “International Surgical Olympics” at Beijing China in the year 2009. Not only this, but Galaxy Care Hospital is a leader on the new frontiers of medical science. This includes NOTES (Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery) and SILS (Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgeries).
The SILS performed at Galaxy Galaxy Care Hospital include:
Single Incision Appendicectomy, Single Incision Hysterectomy, Single Incision Cholecystectomy and Single Incision Laparoscopic Radical Hysterectomy- the first ever to be performed in the world!! Being operated at a specialized centre, geared up to the latest technologies like the Intelligent Operating Room, confers to the patient the benefits of High definition cameras, improved ergonomics, better data management with more efficient personal utilisation, thus optimising surgeon control and enabling new procedures.
In keeping up with the latest developments taking place all over the world, Galaxy Care Hospital is the first institute in India to be performing Robotic Cancer Surgeries in all branches of surgical specialities. The Some of the Robotic Cancer surgeries offered at Galaxy Care Hospital are:
Operations improved by robotic assistanceare:
- Major hepatectomy
- Spleen preserving pancreatectomy
- Gastric bypass
- Gastrectomy, Nephrectomy
- Heller myotomy
- Pulmonary resections
- Rectal resection (with TME) and difficult splenectomies
Except in the hands of a few exceptional surgeons, certain operations are feasible only with robotic assistance; These include:
- PD and other complex pancreatectomies
- Visceral artery aneurysmectomy
- Small sized hepatico-jejunostomy
- Microsutures (tubal anastomosis) and complex lymphadenectomies
Apart from the above list, Galaxy Care Hospital offers the benefits of Robotics in various GI-surgeries, Urological surgeries, Gynaec surgeries, and Surgical Oncology.