Robotic Surgery is a robot-assisted surgery that aids surgeons in executing the most complex operations with extreme accuracy, mobility, and control as compared to the traditional procedures. Robotic surgery is generally linked with minimally invasive operations-surgeries performed through a small opening. Robotic surgery is also sometimes applied in few open surgical routines. Fortis Escorts is one of the premier centers in the world using minimally invasive surgical techniques including the state-of-the-art da Vinci robotic surgery to treat prostate, bladder and kidney problems including Cancers. The Kidney & Urology Institute at Fortis Escorts provides cutting edge care in all areas of nephrology with round the clock delivery of care for dialysis, transplant, and chronic kidney disease. We have the latest surgical robot the 4 arm HD da Vinci xi.
Dr. Ahlawat is a well known surgeon for Robotic Surgery. He heads the Minimally Invasive Urology programs including Robotic Surgery and Kidney Transplant services with utmost efficiency. He has been assigned with 65 Robotic Surgeries at Fortis Escorts Urology Institute (April-Nov'16) which includes 17 Kidney Transplants.
With an enviable experience over three decades and more than 5000 kidney transplants, Dr. Rajesh Ahlawat has the highest number of pre-emptive Kidney Transplants as well as ABO incompatible transplants to his credit.
Dr. Ahlawat leads a team of experts with one of the largest experience in Minimally Invasive Urology deftly carrying out Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgical procedures including Donor Nephrectomy, Robot assisted radical prostatectomy, Robotic partial Nephrectomy, Robotic Radical Cystectomy with urinary diversions.
Why Robotic Surgery?
Robotic surgery is a boon for patients who can't afford long hospitalization, either because of their complicated disease condition, or because they want to get back to normal life in the quickest time possible, or simply because they want the best hands in their surgery.
The benefits of Robotic-assisted surgery are:
- Most accurate surgery. Magnified view of the surgical site enables surgeons' better control and precision while operating the machine's robotic arms.
- 3D approach to the surgical field. The robot has magnified 3D high-definition vision system and tiny wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand. As a result, da Vinci enables surgeons to operate with enhanced vision, precision and control.
- Difficult surgeries: Boon for complicated and difficult surgeries.
- Better clinical outcomes when compared to open surgery & laparoscopic.
- Minimal incision, less blood loss.
- Less postoperative pain, faster healing, reduced hospital stay, less scars and quicker return to normal life.
- Less chance of damage to important nerves.
Doctors who perform the Robotic surgery believe they want to give their best to their patients- best treatment, and best quality of life. For many complex procedures it improves the level of accuracy, reach and mobility during the surgery and enables them to better examine the scenario than the conventional methods. By implementing robotic assistance, doctors can execute sensitive and tricky surgeries that otherwise could have been arduous or impossible by other traditional techniques.
Does the Robot perform the surgery?
No, it's the surgeon who performs the surgery. The surgeon controls the robotic arms from a console, and with an enlarged 3D vision is able to perform the surgery with remarkable precision.
Who should go for Robotic Surgery?
If your doctor has advised you surgery, please talk to your doctor for the possibility of getting it done through Robotic assisted surgery. Some of the common procedures at Fortis Escorts are given below:
Cryotherapy for prostate cancer chokes prostate tissue, resulting cancer cells to die gradually. A minimally invasive procedure, cryotherapy is often used as a substitute of surgical extraction of the prostate gland (prostatectomy).
Cystoscopy (sis-TOS-kuh-pee) is a process used to examine the inside of your urinary bladder and urethra - the channel that carries urinal waste from the bladder outside of your body. Under the cystoscopy procedure, the doctor inserts a hollow tube (cystoscope) that includes a lens to delicately inspect the lining of your bladder and urethra. The cystoscope is implanted inside the urethra and carefully pushed into your bladder.
Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (nef-roe-lih-THOT-uh-me) is the process used to extract kidney stones from your body when they fail to flow out on their own. Percutaneous nephrolithotomy requires small telescopes and devices inserted through a small opening in your back for extracting the kidney stones.
Prostate Laser Surgery
Prostate laser surgery is used to cure moderate to severe urinary illness caused due to an enlarged prostate, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Transurethral Incision of the Prostate
Transurethral incision of the prostate (TUIP) is a form of prostate surgical procedure performed to cure moderate to severe urinary disorders induced by prostate enlargement, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Transurethral Needle Ablation
Transurethral Needle Ablation (TUNA)- the procedure used for outpatient treatment to cure urinary illness developed by an enlarged prostate, a disorder also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This procedure is also commonly known as radio frequency ablation or RF therapy.
Dr. Rajesh Ahlawat
Dr. Ahlawat is the chairman of the Urology and Radiology Department at Fortis Escorts and has worked in leading Institutions of North India and has established successful Minimally Invasive Urology programs including Robotic surgery and Kidney Transplant services with excellence. Dr. Ahlawat has pioneered the world's first Robotic Kidney Transplant (RKT) with regional Hypothermia technique in collaboration with Prof. Mani Menon's team from Vattikuti Urology Institute (VUI) at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, USA and he is presently working as Director, VUI International, to spread the robotic techniques around the world. He is also credited with all the 65 robotic surgeries at FEHI (April-Nov'16). This includes 17 Kidney Transplants.
Dr. Feroz Amir Zafar
Dr. Feroz Amir Zafar is a leading urological surgeon and an acknowledged expert in the management of male health related problems. A reputed consultant of Urology, Robotics & Kidney division at Fortis Escorts, he has helped in establishing Fortis as a major kidney transplant center in the country. A full life member of the Urological society of India and Association of Surgeons of India, he is renowned for pioneering and promoting the Robotic Surgical technique of kidney transplantation all over the globe. Dr. Zafar has received the Mahatma Gandhi Gold Medal in Preventive & Social Medicine, Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Eye & ENT. He is also a trained Robotic Surgeon.
Dr. Amita Jain
Dr. Amita Jain is a Senior Consultant in Kidney and Urology Institute, Fortis Escorts. She has been associated with reputed health organizations located in Delhi-NCR and Australia. She is also a trained Robotic Surgeon.
Dr. (Prof) Anil Mandhani
Dr. Anil Mandhani specializes in Uro-oncology and robotic surgery, by performing a variety of complex oncological surgeries by the laparoscopic and robotic approach. He holds an experience of 22 years in Oncology and presently serving as the director of Uro-oncology and Minimally Invasive Surgery department at Fortis Escorts. Dr. Mandhani with a panel of most experienced and skilled urologists can produce the solution for even the most severe conditions in Urology with integrity, ethics and empathy. Dr. Mandhani is undergoing a specialized training for Robotics Surgery.