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Two-day live Robotic Surgery Training Programme held in Manipal Hospitals, Dwarka

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The workshop witnessed national faculty performing live robotic surgeries in GI, thoracic, head and neck, paediatric, bariatric and hernia

Manipal Hospitals, Dwarka, New Delhi, recently concluded a two-day live Robotic Surgery Training Programme with hands on robotic training, live surgery workshop and video based teaching by national and international faculty with participation of around 160 surgeons doctors across the country. The workshop witnessed national faculty performing live robotic surgeries in GI, thoracic, head and neck, paediatric, bariatric and hernia.

Speaking about the initiative, Dr Arun Prasad, Head of Department, Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Sciences, Manipal Hospitals, Dwarka, said “Robotic surgery has generated a lot of interest in the last decade and is being practised at over 70 centres in India. While urologists and gynaecologists are leading the usage, general surgery has the biggest future with this technology. So far, I have performed 500 plus robotic surgeries with complete minimal invasion and fast recovery of the patients through the facility and hope to perform more. There is an urgent need for training and education for this emerging technology that has revolutionised surgical training across the globe and India should not be left behind.”

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Pramod Alagharu, CEO, Manipal Hospitals, Dwarka said, “It is a matter of pride for Manipal Hospitals to organise a robotic workshop that could be used to provide quality healthcare on a larger scale. The motive was to share and demonstrate the expertise of our surgeons in the field of robotic surgery. We are committed towards providing innovative services to our customers and make their lives better.”

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