Kick starting the week-long initiative on world cancer day, February 04, 2013; Apollo hospitals aims at creating awareness about the advantages of robotic surgery as a better treatment for cancer as it is more precise, comfortable and has the best clinical outcome for treatment of cancer. As part of the initiative, workshops will be conducted across Apollo hospitals in Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Chennai. State-of-the-art operating theatres in Apollo are equipped with the Da Vinci Si surgical system, the most advanced platform for minimally invasive surgery available today. The four-armed surgical robotic system is a breakthrough in surgical capabilities especially in the areas of Uro-Oncology, Gynae-Oncology, Gastro-Oncology and Head & Neck - Oncology where precision matters most. This is the only system that allows surgeons to operate while seated, which may also be clinically advantageous. Better ergonomics than traditional open and laparoscopic surgery and a design for natural hand-eye positioning, limiting the assistance required and reducing surgeon fatigue, improves surgical capabilities.
This was announced in a seminar organized by Apollo hospitals and their Sri Lankan representative med-connect in hotel Galadari recently. Specialists from Apollo including Dr. K. Ramesh -specialist-robotic urology surgery and Dr. Sumana Manohar-specialist-robotic gynecological surgery were present and shared their expertise on robotic surgery. A robotic surgery-helpline (number) was launched as part of the same by Mr. Jithu Jose-General Manager-International division of Apollo Hospitals and Ms. Nilmini Withana - CEO- Med-Connect- Sri Lanka on the occasion. Sri Lankan doctors can also join the special workshop and have training on this advanced robotic technology during the 5 day workshop in Chennai, India. World renowned proctors from Korea and California will be in Apollo for the same to share their knowledge.
In a special message, Dr. Prathap C. Reddy - chairman of Apollo hospitals said: 'I am happy to learn about the robotic surgery helpline launched in Sri Lanka. "Innovations and break-through technologies play a pivotal role in healthcare. In the diverse and constant battle against cancer, the surgical robot is soon gaining ground. Apollo hospitals strive to bring the best of innovation and best practices into robotic surgery in India and we are happy to share this expertise with the medical fraternity across the globe. This Oncorobotic surgery initiative has resulted from our commitment and efforts as a responsible healthcare provider, providing healthcare at an affordable price delivered with our trademark tender loving care. This initiative is aimed to provide patients with clinical outcome of global standards and perhaps even better than conventional surgery.