Robotic Gastrointestinal Surgery International Congress was inaugurated yesterday in Chennai by Dr. Prathap C. Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group. The congress is organised by Apollo Hospital, (FLIP) and Vattikuti foundation. At the event, Dr. Reddy said that Robotic surgery has made a revolutionary change in performing complex surgeries and it is considered as one of the safest and secured operations compared to the conventional surgical procedures.
Robotic surgical system is the latest in the medical field and various methods are being developed to evolve surgery-less invasive approach. The robotic arms have precise control over instruments, access to hard-to-reach places, maximum range of motion, control and accuracy making surgeries safer and more accurate.
Considering the importance of Robotic system in the medical field, Apollo Hospitals, Forum for Laparoscopic Innovative Practices (FLIP) and Vattikuti foundation is organising the Robotic Gastrointestinal Surgery International Congress to discuss advances in robotic surgeries, enhancing surgical techniques and improving patient care. The 3 day conference will provide an ideal platform for keen learners of Robotic Surgical Techniques.
Medical experts from across the world will showcase their skills in the Live HD telecast and surgeries will also be web-cast from countries like the United States and Italy. In addition, for the first time, gastro-intestinal surgeries using daVinci Robotic System involving all sub-specialities will be performed Live during the conference.
In his inaugural address, Dr. Prathap C. Reddy said, “Advanced science and technology is a boon in the medical field. Major changes and inventions in medicines and surgical instruments have ensured that people don’t succumb to deadly diseases any more. One of the latest feats in the healthcare sector is Robotic Surgery, which is slowly gaining its popularity in India. Patient care is being totally revolutionized by Robotic Surgery today as it involves less blood loss, faster recovery with invariably less pain and scar and lesser tissue trauma.”
The four armed surgical robotic system is a breakthrough in a wide range of complex specialities like cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, urology, gynaecology, neurology, prostate cancer and general surgery.