Cuttack: As the much awaited robotic surgery will be introduced at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Odisha’s Cuttack, a demo class for the surgery was held for the students at the college yesterday here.
The demo inaugurated by SCB Superintendent Dr Shyama Kanungo was conducted in a mobile OT in front of gynecology department.
The major surgeries including heart, orthopedic, kidney transplant can be made easily through the simulator robot, known as ‘Da vinci Si’.
The patient can be recovered soon after surgery and can be discharged from the hospital, sources in the hospital said.
There will be less possibility of having infection after the robotic surgery and extra care can be taken of the tissues, sources said.
With introduction of robotic surgery in the state-run SCB, Odisha will touch a new height in medical science in world.
The robot is priced between Rs 12 crore and Rs 13 crore. The SCB doctors will be trained to make the surgery
The robotic surgery will start at Modular OT in Urology department of SCB. The surgery will be conducted every week on different patients, informed the SCB authorities.
However, it will not be used in neurosurgery and microsurgery.
Currently, the facility is only available in AIIMS and few corporate and private hospitals.
There will be less bleeding from patient’s body if the surgery will be conducted through a robot. The treatment will be simple, affordable and convenient. The patient can be discharged from hospital just in two-three days after robotic surgery.
Notably, the surgery through robot is completely error free. The parts of body where doctor could not touch and operate the robot can reach there and conduct error free surgery. The fingers of the robot are movable like a human upto 7 degree.
The robot will be operated by the chief surgeon far off the patient instead of standing near the bed. The robotic surgery is especially effective in major surgeries conducted in Urology, Cardiothoracic and Gynecology departments. The surgery is also effective for cancer patients.