PUNJAB’S CENTER OF EXCELLENCE FOR ROBOTIC SURGERY
Patel Hospital brings 'Centre for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery' to Punjab. If there is something that defines a man's reason to trust a brand built over ages, it surely speaks volumes about its successful journey and the sustained efforts to excel in a highly competitive world
Patel Hospital, Jalandhar is surely, a brand name to reckon with in quality medical healthcare facilities and patient care in the Northern part of the country. As a trusted name, this 250 bedded, multi speciality and super speciality hospital has been excelling in medical advancements and technology at a steady pace.
A first in North India, other than the national capital, the recent medical advancement achieved by Patel Hospital is the introduction of 'Centre for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery' at Patel Hospital.
According to Dr Swapan Sood, Medical Superintendent, MS (Surgery), M.Ch. (AIIMS), Consultant Urologist, Andrologist, Kidney Transplant & Uro-Robotic Surgeon at Patel Hospital, Jalandhar, Patients come from across the northern region and the long waiting list outside in the hospital it’s enough to prove its excellence as Medical facility. “We started the 'Centre for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery' at Patel Hospital, Jalandhar last month. A US based technology, there are more than 8000 Robot's in USA, while till date only 60 Robots have been installed in India at various hospitals and ours is the 22nd centre in the country till date”
“Robotic Surgery is the most advanced surgical technology through which the patients can heal faster, suffer less pain and scarring, and get back to their lives faster than ever before. While the Robotic Surgeries in Delhi cost somewhere close to Rs 6 lakh, at Patel Hospital the surgery expenses came close to Rs 3 lakh only
Traditional large open incisions are not necessary rather small incisions are made to access the area of the body requiring treatment. “Surgeons specially trained in laparoscopic techniques can use tiny devices containing cameras to view the area, manipulate the tissue and perform the necessary surgical intervention”
WHAT IS ROBOTIC SURGERY?
The da Vinci Robotic Surgical System is designed to provide surgeons with enhanced capabilities, including high-definition 3D vision and a magnified view. The surgeon controls the robot as it translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient's body. Though it is often called a robot, it cannot act on its own. Instead, the surgery is performed with unmatched precision entirely by the surgeon. Together, the robotic technology, highly skilled surgeons and surgical teams perform complex procedures through just a few tiny openings.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ROBOTIC SURGERY COMPARED WITH TRADITIONAL (OPEN) METHODS OF SURGERY?
Compared to the previous lengthy open surgeries, Robotic Surgery patients experience significantly less pain, less blood loss and fewer blood transfusions, minimally invasive surgical option for women with large, numerous or difficult-to-access fibroids, fewer complications and risk of infection, shorter hospital stay, faster recovery and return to normal activities and small, dime-sized incisions for minimal scarring.
ROBOTIC SURGERY APPLICATIONS
- UROLOGY (Radical Prostatectomy, Pyeloplasty, Cystectomy, Nephrectomy)
- HEAD & NECK SURGRY (Scarless Thyroidectomy, Scarless neck surgery, Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS) for Cancer, TORS for Sleep Apnea)
- GYNAECOLOGY (Hysterectomy/GYN Cancer, Myomectomy, Sacrocolpopexy, Endometriosis resection)Fibroids, Uterus removal, Vault fixation, Gynecology Cancer Surgery)
- GI – ROBOTIC SURGERY (Colorectal Surgery, Esophagectomy) BARIATRIC & METABOLIC SURGERY
Laparoscopy has been widely applied to GI Surgery amongst other disciplines. The minimal access not only helps to decrease the overall trauma and pain to the patient but also enables early mobilization and discharge of the patient. Apart from benign and simple conditions like gall stones, hernia etc., surgeries for stomach, colon, rectum, esophagus, and spleen can be done laparoscopically as well.
The next giant leap in the field of minimally invasive GI surgery comes in the form of robotic surgery. With greater degrees of movements, and excellent 3 D visualization, there is little denying that ergonomically, robotic surgery is far superior to conventional laparoscopy.
Robotic surgery serves the twin objective of enabling minimally invasive surgery in maximum number of patients, and providing an ergonomic and comfortable technique to the surgeon. It is being increasingly applied in the field of Gastrointestinal and hepatopacnreatobiliary surgery at various institutions.
ABOUT THE ROBOTIC SURGEONS
Dr. Swapan Sood Medical Superintendent, MS (Surgery), M.Ch. (AIIMS), Director Department of Advanced Renal Sciences, He Did His Graduation and Post Graduation MS (Surgery) (Gold medalist) from Dayanand Medical College, Ludhiana. He trained in Kidney Transplant from PGIMER Chandigarh and completed his Master of Chirurgiae (M.Ch.) from AIIMS. Dr Sood joined Patel Hospital and started the Department of Advanced Renal Sciences. Dr Sood is a member of American Urological Association and Société Internationale d'Urologie.
Dr Shamit Chopra M.S. (MAMC), MD(US), Fellow, American Head & Neck Society. HoD, Dept. of Head & Neck Surgery and Director, Patel Hospital, Jalandhar. -Dr. Shamit Chopra completed his MBBS & MS at Maulana Azad Medical College and associated L.N., G.B and G.N.E.C Hospitals in New Delhi, placing first in Delhi University. He then worked at the Head & Neck Unit in the Department of Surgical Oncology at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai and then proceeded to complete two-year fellowships in Head, Neck and Skull Base Surgery at University of California-Davis Medical Center and Head & Neck Oncology / Microvascular Reconstruction at Wayne State University in Michigan. He joined Patel Hospital, Jalandhar in July 2010, and is now Head of the Department of Head and Neck Surgery and the Head and Neck MDT leader at the hospital.