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Apollo to organise OncoRobotic surgery week

To be aimed at creating awareness about advantages of robotic surgery as a better treatment for cancer

Itishree Samal  |  Hyderabad 

Private healthcare major is organising a week-long OncoRobotic surgery initiative from February 4 on World Cancer Day at Hyderabad.

Aimed at creating awareness about the advantages of robotic surgery as a better treatment for cancer, the initiative would focus on product training, clinical training and clinical education for integrated teams, surgeons and operation theatre staff through workshops and live operations, according to a release.

K Hari Prasad, chef executive officer of Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, said, "We at have undertaken this onco-robotic initiative with the purpose of establishing robotic surgery as the unsurpassed and most definite method of treating cancer."

Apollo Hospitals, in collaboration with the US-based Vattikuti Foundation of Michigan has established the Apollo Institute of Robotic Surgery in 2011 that offers robot assisted surgeries of ataffordable cost.

Robotic surgical devices provide high definition vision with up to 10 times magnification in 3D and an immersive view of the surgical field through a tiny incision of 2 cm. so far has conducted over 200 robotic surgeries.

 The four armed surgical robotic system is a breakthrough in surgical capabilities especially in the areas of uro-oncology, gynae-oncology, gastro-oncology and head and neck -oncology where precision matters most. Apart from the clear advantages like higher patient comfort and safety, the robotic surgery helps in significantly reducing the patient’s stay at the hospital thereby ensuring faster recovery.

First Published: Wed, January 16 2013. 14:29 IST