A specially designed mobile van with da Vinci surgical robot mounted on it will simulate an operation theatre setting in smaller towns
US-based healthcare firm, Vattikuti Technologies, distributor of high-end robotic surgery equipment in India, is now set to make inroads into 24 tier II and III over the next six months, via a specially designed mobile van which has da Vinci surgical robots mounted with an operation theatre set up.
Vattikuti Technologies is planning roadshows in smaller towns and cities to familiarise surgeons and hospitals administrators with computer-assisted da vinci surgical system that can treat various forms of cancers, including in urology, gynaecology, thoracic, paediatric, and head and neck area with precision and control.
“We have planned to reach out to smaller towns over the next six months by mounting the surgical robot on a mobile vehicle that will simulate an operation theatre setting. The main reason for this road show is we noticed that the availability of trained surgeons, cost of computer assisted procedures and equipment are all constraints challenging the spread of robotic surgery into tier II and III cities. To address these constraints, we will showcase the technology to surgeons and hospital administrators in 20 cities over the next six months by mounting the surgical robot on a mobile vehicle. The da Vinci surgical robot on the special mobile vehicle will simulate an operation theatre setting as it gives exposure to doctors in smaller towns,” said Gopal Chakravarthy, CEO, Vattikuti Technologies.
The mobile van will travel to Dehradun, Rishikesh, Muzzaffarnagar, Bhopal, Indore, Raipur, Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Visakhapatnam, Rajamundry, Vijayawada, Ongole, Tirupati, Vellore, Trichy, Madurai, Tiruvananthapuram, Calicut, Mysore, Mengaluru, Hubli, Belgaum, Goa.
da Vinci Surgical System is said to enable surgeons to operate minimally invasively through a few small incisions or the belly button from a nearby ergonomic console.
Several eminent surgeons such as Dr Arvind Kumar, Director, Institute of Robotic Surgery at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital; Dr Gagan Gautam, Head of Urologic Oncology & Robotic Surgery, Max Institute of Cancer Care; Dr NP Gupta, Chairman, Kidney & Urology Institute, Medanta Medicity, Gurgaon; Dr Rama Joshi, Director, Gynae Oncology Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon endorsed and highlighted the benefits of robotic surgery in areas of their specialisation. According to them robotic surgery causes less trauma with surgeon being in full control of the entire procedure.