The initiative will familiarise surgeons and medical students with Robotic-Assisted Surgery (RAS)
Intuitive India, the India arm of Intuitive Surgical, a global technology leader in minimally invasive care and the pioneer of robotic-assisted surgery (RAS), has joined hands with Chennai’s Saveetha Medical College to build awareness about robotic-assisted surgery among the surgical fraternity. A week-long hands-on workshop on robotic-assisted surgery was conducted at Saveetha medical college in Kuthambakam, Chennai.
Intuitive aims to familiarise the medical fraternity with robotic-assisted surgery, its technology, clinical applications, benefits and its safety profile. Robotic-Assisted Surgery has the potential to improve patient outcomes in few procedures. The patient benefits may include a decrease in the length of hospital stay, decreased blood loss, decrease in the re-admission rates, decrease in the complication rates, and improvement in some functional outcomes.
Commenting on this initiative, Mandeep Singh Kumar, VP and General Manager, Intuitive India, said, “The conduct of Robotic-Assisted Surgery education programmes is a key step towards building awareness and enhancing knowledge related to its potential benefits. In this context, the Intuitive Roving Robot Programme aims to support the evolution of India’s surgical healthcare landscape. With the same objective, we are continuously expanding the reach of such programs across the country.”
The workshop was carried out on Intuitive’s latest da Vinci Xi technology. The programme had different sessions on product briefing, demonstration, hands-on test drive and simulator session, and robotic surgery lounge visit.
Dr Saveetha Rajesh, Director, Saveetha Medical College, Chennai, said “The workshop helped surgeons and medical students at our medical college to get familiar with advanced surgical technology, RAS. We have seen an overwhelming response from the surgeons and residents to participate in this week-long workshop, as more than 130 people attended this programme, which includes 50 doctors and 80 residents.”