In Delhi, Robotic Surgery For Woman With Rare Condition

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Robotic surgery for woman with rare disease: A woman recently underwent robotic surgery at a Delhi hospital for a rare genetic disease that has reportedly seen a rise in and around areas of Kota, Rajasthan, from where she hails. 

As per reports, the 31-year-old woman from Kota was suffering from multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2A (MEN2A), a condition associated with growth of tumours in the glands. After evaluation at the Apollo Hospitals in the national capital, it was found that the woman had developed tumours in the thyroid and adrenal glands. Doctors successfully removed the tumours from her body with robot-assisted surgery

According to the doctors, the woman was not the first in her family to be afflicted with the disease, since her brother and father have reportedly succumbed to it in the past. 

How Is Robotic Surgery Performed? 

As per the official website of the hospital that performed the robotic surgery on the Kota woman, the process is carried out “using very small tools attached to a robotic arm.” This arm is further controlled by a surgeon sitting at the computer that directs its movement. 

What makes this state-of-the-art innovation so superior is its ability to perform small and precise movements that allow for efficient surgery, doctors claim.   

Is Robotic Surgery The Future Of Health? 

Earlier this month, a 61-year-old woman underwent robotic spine surgery in Pune for treatment of compression in her spinal cord. Indian Express reports doctors operated on the woman using “O-arm and stealth navigation technique,” a technology used only exclusively by some doctors across the world. In the city of Pune, this was the first time such a surgery was performed using it. 

Recently, a tech firm called SS Innovations launched a novel robotic surgery system in the country. “Robotics shall be the future of surgery, and my vision is to create a technologically advanced system that will be cost-effective, easy to use,” Chairman-CEO Sudhir Srivastava was quoted saying.