India Makes a Mark In Robotic Surgery
A 19 year old engineering student Haya Fatima from India suffered from a rare neuro-muscular disease also known as myasthenia gravis. And to treat this disorder robotic surgery was performed to cure her and save her from getting an ugly, big and deep scar just below her neck and throughout her abdomen. This decision was taken by keeping her young age and marital status in mind.
Usually this is a kind of open surgery, if it had to be performed normally a big scar from her neck to upper abdomen would have formed permanently and few complications were also there. So the decision was taken to perform robotic surgery on her by inserting 8 arms of the robot to do the needful.
The surgery was easy and did not leave any kind of scar behind and without fracturing the rib bone it treated thymus gland in a proficient way. This operation took place at Sir Gangaram Hospital by the surgeons of Institute of Robotic Surgery.
Surgery was successful however; doctors are looking forward to the results and wish to incorporate robotic surgery to make complicated operations simple as they are result-oriented. The same team of surgeons has treated first successful vascular robotic surgery in India.
Robotic surgeries now come as a blessing to the patients who suffer from rarest of the rare disease and give them a hope that they can lead a normal life thereafter.