New Delhi: Indraprasth Apollo Hospital, the pioneer in healthcare today organized a press briefing to announce successful completion of first-of-its kind robotic surgery of a 10-year old boy from Jharkhand who suffered from collapsed vertebra.This is for the first time in the world that Robotics surgery has been performed for this particular condition and the child was the to undergo this procedure
This 10-year-old-boy Shivam, who had a collapsed vertebra at the mid chest level leading to compression of the spinal cord along with a large collection of pus in that area, was subjected to Robotic surgery. The boy, who was initially diagnosed with Tuberculosis, was transferred to Apollo Hospital later for latest and better treatment option. Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Senior Consultant-Neurosurgery and Dr. Arun Prasad,Senior Consultant-Minimal Access Surgery, after reviewing the suggested Robotic Surgery as the best treatment option
Dr. Rajendra Prasad commented, Standard surgery involves a large cut in the chest and over the back with prolonged hospital stay. Pain after the procedure can make the recovery and return to normal activities slow. After review of the scan, robotic instrumentation and discussion it was felt that the procedure can be attempted robotically and if successful would give the child benefit of this latest of this latest technology.
The surgery was performed on the 15 July. The procedure took about 2 hour and went off very well. Once boy recovered from the procedure, the vertebrae were fixed from behind a week later so as to enable early mobilization Shivam can now walk comfortably.
Apollo Hospital has always been at the forefront of adopting new technologies for better patient care. With its fully equipped, world case OT’s, addition of the DaVinci Surgical technology as augmented the continuous effort of Apollo to bring the best clinical outcomes for the patient.
The Apollo Institute of Robotic surgery has performed 316 successful surgeries till date in the disciplines of Urology, Pediatrics, Gynecology, Gastroenterology and Colorectal, Bariatric, and General Surgery.
Robotics Technology adds to better patient management by providing surgeon with superior visualization, enhanced, dexterity, and greater precision and ergonomic comfort, the da Vinci surgical system makes it possible for more surgeons to perform minimally invasion procedures involving complex dissection or reconstruction. Since no longer need to stand throughout the surgery, they don’t get unduly tired Natural hand tremors are also filtered out by the robot’s computer software.