Narayana Health Launches Robotic Surgery Training Program

Friday, August 12, 2016

BENGALURU: With training and skill sharing being the prime most factors determining a surgeon’s success in robotic surgery, Bengaluru based Narayana Health on Thursday launched a robotic surgery training programme.

Supported by Infosys foundation that has partly invested in the Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System – to be used primarily in surgeries related to prostate, kidney, gynecology, colorectal as well as head and neck, the unit has been set up at the Infosys Institute of Robotic Surgery, Narayana Health City.

“The technique has been introduced worldwide over 10 years ago but has not yet taken off in India. As much as the reason for this would be its high cost, the major issue has been knowledge among surgeons to carry out procedures using the robotic technique. The country needs an institute to train the future robotic surgeons,” said Dr Devi Shetty, Chairman, Narayana Health.

Sudha Murty, chairperson, Infosys Foundation said, “The need to adopt and continually update treatment protocols that reduce errors is crucial for a country like India. Through this collaboration, we intend to provide impetus for further research in the area as well and enable the masses to reap the benefits of affordable and high-quality treatment.” 

Source: Times of India (link opens in a new window)

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