Intuitive India has collaborated with Chennai’s Saveetha Medical College to build awareness about robotic-assisted surgery (RAS) among the surgical fraternity.
As a part of their roving robot program, they conducted a week-long hands-on workshop on robotic-assisted surgery at Saveetha medical college in Kuthambakam, Chennai.
Commenting on this initiative, Mandeep Singh Kumar, VP and General Manager, Intuitive India, said, “The conduct of Robotic-Assisted Surgery education programs is a key step towards building awareness and enhancing knowledge related to its potential benefits. Such programs help nurture the adoption of advanced surgical technologies and ensure that the benefits of robotic-assisted surgery reach the largest number of patients. In this context, the Intuitive Roving Robot Program 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.”
Commenting on the workshop, Saveetha Rajesh, Director, Saveetha Medical College, Chennai, said “We are glad to be a part of Intuitive’s Roving Robot program, as it empowers the medical fraternity to keep up with the latest in surgical technology and help better public healthcare infrastructure. 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 program, which includes 50 doctors and 80 residents. This has sensitized our medical fraternity about the advantages of RAS, and I hope that this program will act as a catalyst towards the increased adoption of Robotic-Assisted Surgery in Chennai, which has the potential to provide better patient outcomes in many procedures. It also helps the surgeons to perform few types of complex surgical procedures with precision, flexibility, and good control.”
Through this initiative, Intuitive aims to familiarize 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, a decrease in the re-admission rates, a decrease in the complication rates, and improvement in some functional outcomes.
Intuitive is planning to conduct such workshops across India as a part of their Roving- Robot program.
This workshop was formulated comprehensively to ensure extensive hands-on learning for the Department of Urology, as September is observed as Urology awareness month.