Da Vinci Surgical System

The da Vinci Surgical Systemis a robotic surgical system made by the American company ‘Intuitive Surgical’. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000, this robotic surgical system is designed to facilitate complex surgeries using a minimally invasive approach, and is controlled by a robotic surgeon from a console. The system is commonly used for treatment of prostate cancer, bladder cancer and kidney cancers, cardiac valve repairs, and gynecological surgical procedures, among others.

Advanced science and technology is a boon in the medical field. Major changes and inventions in medicines and surgical instruments have really 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 worldwide. Whether its cardiac related problems, kidney or urological diseases – Da Vinci Robotic Surgery has become an answer to all complicated surgeries in present time.

Robotic surgery can be defined as a minimally invasive and unmanned surgery where a robot performs the surgery and the system is controlled by a robotic surgeons. In this surgery, the system is controlled from a console by a robotic surgeon who sits comfortably and operates while viewing an image of the patient’s body interior through a highly magnified 3D system. The robotic surgeon with the help of master controls that functions like forceps conducts operations, as well as controls some parts of the instruments by using one or two methods.

As a matter of fact, the Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System helps the robotic surgeon to conduct operation by making small incisions in the body in comparison to the traditional surgery; this helps the patient to recover faster from any complicated surgery. Besides fast recovery the other reasons behind the popularity of Da Vinci robot surgery include less bleeding, simple process, minimal pain, smaller scar, better technique, and decreased hospital stay. Moreover, this surgical system is very safe and effective compared to the traditional surgical methods.

Robotic surgery is used in leading hospitals worldwide for conducting robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery. Some of the main benefits of the Da Vinci Surgical System include:

  • Advanced 3-D HD visualization with up to 10x magnification and an immersive view of the operative field
  • EndoWrist® instrumentation with dexterity and range of motion far greater than the human hand, and
  • Intuitive® Motion technology, which replicates the experience of open surgery by preserving natural eye-hand-instrument alignment and intuitive instrument control

Da Vinci Surgical System in India

Due to high medical costs in advanced countries like USA or UK, more and more patients across the world opting for India as the most preferred healthcare tourism destination for any type of medical, surgical or dental problems. It is 60-80% less compared to the prevailing rates in USA. Indian healthcare sector is growing by leaps and bounds and has acquired a new dimension with success by using robotic surgeries for prostatectomy, hysterectomy, and heart surgery among others. Thousands of international patients around the globe are visiting India for various medical treatments. Though, traditional surgeries are available but a patient can easily opt for a Robotic Surgery.

The demand for “Robotic Surgery“ has increased in India because the trauma and bleeding in the body is low, the rate of infection is also very minimal, post-operative pain and discomfort is less, and there is shorter duration of stay in hospital. For international patients the Robotic Surgery in India will prove highly beneficial because due to faster recovery they can get back to their normal routine lives ASAP, resulting in their doing sightseeing and other activities in our country.

Additionally, there is no queue for any treatments, and a patient from any country will not have to wait for long hours to be attended regarding any complicated treatment, including organ transplant or robotic prostrate cancer surgery. They will be attended immediately from the time they approach any hospital from India regarding their ailment. Right from pick-up and dropping facility from airports to the final recovery of patients, everything is given a personal touch by the staff and medical personnel’s of the hospitals. Even if travel expenses are taken into account, the medical tourism packages

It’s expected that within years to come the Robotic Surgery will yield good solutions. Further, the human touch that we provide during treatment in India sets us apart from other countries of the world.

Da Vinci Surgical System at CRS (MPUH)

2MPUH’s Centre for Robotic Surgery is a world class institution for kidney diseases. Also it’s the first kidney hospital in India devoted entirely to handle urinary diseases. Moreover, MPUH’s Centre for Robotic Surgery is one of the two hospitals of da vinci robotic surgery in India to offer Robotic-assisted surgeries on patients suffering from kidneys cancer, bladder cancer and the prostate cancer. It has the latest State of the Art Machines, including Da Vinci Si Robot for performing robotic radical prostatectomy. The hospitals’ outpatient services include consultation facilities for all treatment process and the specialists at MPUH are handpicked individuals across medical specialties, nursing, paramedical and managerial staff.

Established in 1976, MPUH has been instrumental in the development and delivery of clinical services for Urology & Nephrology. Our doctors have rich global exposure and experience of taking care of patients of diverse background. Continuous training programs, documented knowledge on operating protocols, at MPUH, ensure high class of medical care and clinical excellence.

Facilities at MPUH’s Centre for Robotic Surgery:

MPUH is deeply committed to the highest standards of excellence in medical care. At the same time our hospital places utmost importance on the traditional Indian values of hospitality and compassionate patient care. We primarily ensure that you receive special attention and care for both your health and wellness from the time you start interacting with us.

  • An infrastructure to support 140 beds divided into the categories of general ward, semi-special rooms, special rooms and a VIP suite, including well-ventilated with proper sanitation facilities
  • Six Operation Theatres including two separate theatres for renal transplants, which are fully equipped for open, endoscopic and robotic-assisted procedures
  • GERMANY’S Compact Delta 273 LITHOTRIPTOR – providing remote Controlled operation with Integrated and Isocentric Ultrasound and X-Ray, which is relatively pain-free
  • An entire dialysis unit consisting of 15 machines handled by experienced and professional staff, as well as the new Water Treatment Plant required for Quality dialysis

MPUH’s Centre for Robotic Surgery uses Da Vinci® Surgical System. It is a minimally invasive approach, using the latest in surgical and robotics technologies and is ideal for delicate surgery. This includes prostatectomy, where the target site is not only tightly confined but also surrounded by nerves affecting urinary control and sexual function. We use da vinci robotic surgical system for all Urology treatment like Prostate Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Pediatric Cancer to name a few. Till December 2011, the robotic team of MPUH has performed over 150 robotic surgeries within one year of its availability.