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Robot Assisted Surgical Operation In Bangalore

Jul 12, 2011

Taking minimal invasive surgical procedure to another height, Manipal Health Enterprises (MHE) made announcement about the launching of the Manipal Vattikuti Institute of Robotic Surgery (MVIRS) in Bangalore on Monday.

Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal, Medical Director, Manipal Hospital, stated that in Robotic Assisted Surgery (RAS), the computing machine transforms the medical doctor's efforts that are then executed on the sufferer by the robotic surgical system.

The robotic surgical system is specifically designed to flawlessly replicate the movement of the medical doctor's hands with the tips of micro-instruments.

The novel technology assists to triumph over the preceding restraints of minimally invasive surgical operation where in place of directly moving the instruments, the operating surgeon had to make use of a computer console to control the instruments linked to various arms of the robot.

"The system cannot make decisions on its own, nor can it perform any movement or manoeuvre, without the surgeon's direct input, so at all times during the surgery, the robot is guided by and under the direct supervision of the surgeon," Dr. Sudarshan said.

Robotic Assisted Surgery (RAS) can be utilized for different kinds of surgical procedures, from urology to surgical procedures of cancers comprising prostate, kidney, oral cavity, intestine, uterus and cervix.

Reconstruction of pelvic organ prolapse, congenital abnormalities of kidney, ureter and bladder, exclusion of uterus for benignant illness can also be conducted with the assistance of this novel technique.