Robotic Surgery: Doctors learn latest tech in treating bladder cancer

A two-day Masterclass on Bladder Cancer was organised by Patel Hospital, Jalandhar.

Recently a Workshop on Bladder Cancer was organized by Jalandhar Urology Society under the aegis of Punjab Urology Association at Patel Hospital, Jalandhar.

This workshop was attended by the experts of Urology from Punjab as well as other states including Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and Haryana.

The main objective of this workshop was to enhance the knowledge on the diagnosis and histology of bladder cancer, and the latest treatments of metastatic bladder cancer through lectures, point-counterpoint discussions, case presentations, and live surgeries.

Dr. Swapan Sood, who was the organising secretary of this workshop, said that this masterclass will have a significant impact on our clinical practice as we learn about cystectomy. Additionally, it will help you identify knowledge gaps in NMIBC, MIBC, and Neobladder and where to improve to provide better treatment and care to your patients.

Dr. TB Yuviraja shared his view on Bladder Cancer treatment & Neobladder.

The treatment for bladder cancer depends on your individual type of bladder cancer.

A radical cystectomy is done in an attempt to cure your cancer that has invaded the bladder wall or has come back following initial treatment or has a high chance of spreading. At this point in your disease, your surgeon has recommended you have removal of your bladder. Some patients may have chemotherapy before or after they have their bladder removed. Your bladder has to be surgically removed to take out cancer.

A neobladder is built from part of the small intestine and is connected to the urethra (the duct through which urine leaves the body). People with a neobladder are most likely able to urinate normally. A small percentage of people may need to use a catheter to drain urine from their neobladder, but they don’t need a pouch outside the body to collect urine.

Dr. Sudhir Rawal shared some facts about cancer in India; he mentioned ‘Among all kinds of cancers, Bladder Cancer is the ninth most common malignancy worldwide, affecting nearly 430,000 people every year. India alone had 18,921 new cases of bladder cancer in 2020, with an incidence rate of 2.4 in males and 0.7 in females per lakh population until 2020. The mortality rate is 1.3 in males and 0.3 in females.’

Dr. Swapan Sood talked about the benefits of Robotic Surgery during the live surgical demonstration in the workshop; he said through the use of robotic-assisted surgery, surgeons are now able to offer minimally invasive and more precise options for many complex surgical procedures. Beyond precision, robotic surgery comes with a few major benefits, including Lower levels of blood loss and transfusions, shorter stays in the hospital, reduced pain and discomfort, fewer complications, and minimal scarring.

For more information or any query, call us at – 9216284444 / 0181-5241000 or reach us at care@patelhospital.com

Our Uro-Cancer Expert:

Dr. Swapan Sood,
M.S. (Surgery), M.Ch. (AIIMS)
Consultant Urologist, Andrologist, Kidney Transplant & Robotic Surgeon

Specialist In
Robotic Surgery | Kidney Transplant | Uro-Oncology |Urodynamics |Reconstructive Urology | Prostate Enlargement | Kidney Stone

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