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Apollo Hospitals Bangalore completes 100 robotic cardiac surgeries

Accomplishes new milestone of conducting Robotic Complex Mitral Valve repair in 70 minutes

Apollo Hospitals Bangalore announced the successful completion of 100 robotics cardiac surgeries at its dedicated robot-assisted cardiac surgery unit; a milestone in the history of cardiovascular surgery in the country. The hospital also announced that the team had performed a complex mitral valve surgery using robotic-assisted minimally invasive cardiac surgery with the da Vinci robotic system in under 70 minutes, a landmark achievement in interventional cardiology. 

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Dr Sathyaki Nambala, Sr. Consultant, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon and HoD, Robotic Cardiac Surgery Unit said, “Cardiovascular diseases tend to affect patients in the most productive years of their lives result in catastrophic social and economic consequences. The establishment of a robot-assisted cardiac surgery programme requires a tremendous amount of dedication and preparation, and we are proud to be India’s first hospital to complete 100 robotic cardiac surgeries since the program’s inception in late 2019. In comparison to traditional open-heart surgery, which involves opening up the chest by splitting the breastbone, da Vinci Xi’s innovative technology allows for complex cardiovascular surgeries to be performed through smaller incisions and precise motion control.”  

Dr Sangita Reddy, Joint MD, Apollo Group of Hospitals said, ” Our goal has always been to bring the most cutting-edge medical technology to India for the benefit of our patients. We want more patients to benefit from the most advanced surgical and medical care available at our hospital. The da Vinci Surgical System has assisted us in providing the best possible surgical outcomes, and the completion of more than 100 successful robotic cardiac surgeries attests to our commitment to providing the most recent and highest quality of care. We are confident that by achieving the two milestones of 100 surgeries and performing the robotic complex mitral valve repair in under 70 minutes, we will change the lives of many more patients who cannot undergo conventional cardiac surgery.” 

Commenting on this, Mandeep Singh Kumar, VP and GM, Intuitive India, said, “It gives us great pleasure to be part of this exemplary milestone of 100 successful robotic-assisted cardiac surgeries. At Intuitive, we believe technology should enhance a surgeon’s ability to perform complex procedures with ease and help improve clinical outcomes.”

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