In a robotic aided surgery carried out in Noida, a 60-year-old man got a new lease of life after a cancerous tumor was removed from his kidney on Wednesday. The private hospital asserted that it was the first robotic-aided surgery conducted in Noida.
According to reports, the patient was experiencing abdominal pain. Medical tests revealed that the tumor was located in the renal hilum, which is the medial part of the kidney. All blood vessels and the urinary tract are located in the medial part of the kidney.
In a statement, the Fortis hospital in Noida stated that a team of doctors led by Dr Dushyant Nadar, who is the hospital’s director of urology and renal transplant, conducted the entire procedure in four hours.
Dr Dushyant Nadar said that the location of the cancerous mass in the patient’s kidney was such that it made regular laparoscopic surgery extremely difficult. He added that advanced robotic-assisted technology was used since a doctor’s hand could not reach the area. He further noted that a robot-assisted surgery facilitates a “ten-fold magnification” of the surgery site, making it easier for the doctors to view the area.
Dr Nadar further narrated that the procedure was smooth and that the patient is doing completely fine. He added that if the cancerous mass was not removed on time then it would have damaged the entire kidney and it might have led to the removal of the entire organ.
Earlier in January, doctors at Uttar Pradesh’s Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) had successfully operated a 21-year-old-woman through a robotic surgery. The woman was suffering from thyroid cancer.
Dr. Gyan Chand, who is the robotic thyroid surgeon at SGPGIMS said that the patient developed a lump in her neck, following which she was diagnosed at the city’s Kamala Nehru Cancer Hospital. He explained that as surgery without making an incision in the throat was not possible due to complications, she was referred to the Lucknow hospital.
Notably, robotic surgery in cancer care is already in progress in India. In July 2022, the Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre (RGCI), which is a project of Indraprastha Cancer Society and Research Centre, introduced a “made in India surgical robotic system’ in an attempt to make robotic surgery more accessible to patients.
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