Tamil Nadu Govt Multi – Super Speciality Hospital, Chennai performs robotic-assisted surgery

This is the first-ever robotic-assisted surgery by a state government-owned hospital in India

Tamil Nadu Government Multi Super Speciality Hospital (TNGMSSH), a leading government=owned super speciality hospital in Chennai, performed the first-ever robotic-assisted surgery by a state government-owned hospital in India. This complicated robotic-assisted surgery performed by using Da Vinci RAS technology on a 44-year-old plumbing worker from Tirupattur district, who was diagnosed with ureter transitional carcinoma with renal obstruction, was led by leading Urologists, Dr R Jayaganesh, Dr N Ragavan (Proctor Surgeon), and Dr L Parthasarathy (Chief Anaesthetist), last month. The patient had a remarkably speedy recovery and was discharged from the hospital on the second post-operative day. 

Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, MK Stalin had inaugurated the first-ever advanced robotic surgery centre by a state government-owned hospital in India at TNGMSSH, earlier this year. 

The 44-year-old patient visited the urology outpatient department with complaints of passing blood-stained urine, left-sided abdominal pain radiating to the left thigh and loss of appetite. Preliminary Diagnostic Ureteroscopy and Biopsy revealed a high-grade Urothelial carcinoma of the left Ureter with obstruction of the left kidney and anaemia. 

Dr R Jayaganesh, Urologist, Multi Super-Speciality hospital, who performed the surgery said, “We decided to perform radical nephroureterectomy using the robotic-assisted system provided to us by Government of Tamilnadu. Using this novel technology, we could address the complex anatomy and tumour involvement judiciously. In terms of technical feasibility, safety and long term oncological outcomes, we found this approach a viable alternative to open surgery. This Minimally Invasive Surgical option enables faster patient recovery and early discharge. Following the surgery, the patient was ambulant with good well-being and was on a normal diet and fluid intake without much need for pain-relieving injections or prolonged bed rest, demonstrating the unique advantages of robot-assisted surgery.”

Talking about the procedure, Dr N Ragavan, Uro-oncologist & Robotic Surgeon, Apollo Hospitals, said “We are thankful to the Tamil Nadu government for the installation of Da Vinci Xi (dual console), the most advanced system at TNGMSSH. Since it is the first installation of RAS in a state govt. hospital serving the common man, it would benefit them a lot. Robotic-assisted surgery, in my opinion, is a significant medical innovation. Given its inherent technological advantages, the da Vinci Xi system brings much technical ease in Robotic-Assisted Surgery. Because of its 3 dimensional vision, enhanced dexterity, depth perception and intuitive movements, patients with urological malignancies will benefit greatly from these procedures.”

Since its launch, the centre is being used by the departments of urology, surgical gastroenterology, surgical oncology, endocrine surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. The centre has completed 10 robotic surgeries to date with very good patient acceptance and recovery.

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