Seven patients treated under robotic surgery by AIIMS

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New Delhi, Jun 24 (UNI) All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) today achieved yet another landmark in field of robotic surgery by successfully performing ''Robotic Thymectory'' for a disease of progressive muscle weakness on seven patients here.

''These landmark operations were done under the guidance of Prof Jens C Rueckert, Head of Department of Thoracic and Endcrine Surgery from Charite Medical University, Berlin, whose presence was much more important as he is the leading robotic surgeon in the world,'' Dr N P Gupta, Head, Department of Urology, AIIMS, told newspersons.

The series of operations, which started on June 21, for curing 'Myasthenia Gravis', was done free of cost for all the patients.

''All of them are in normal conditions and are ready for discharge,'' he added.

He said Robotic operations on chest were safe as there was minimum pain, no blood loss and faster fuctional recovery, unlike the normal operations where a patient has to go through a difficult time.

Today, Department of Urology, AIIMS, under the leadership of Prof Gupta, has become pioneer in Robotic Urologic Surgery in the country with more than 250 operations successfully done. Cancer patients from all over the country and the neighbouring ones have also been approaching the institute for such procedures.

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