MNJ Hospital completes 100 robotic surgeries post da Vinci system installation

Director Dr. Mukta Srinivasulu highlights the importance of integration of advanced surgical technologies in medical education, ensuring accessible, cutting-edge care

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New Delhi: MNJ Hospital, Hyderabad, has reached a significant milestone by completing 100 robotic-assisted surgeries (RAS) since installing the da Vinci RAS system in September last year.
Robotic-assisted surgery allows for minimally invasive procedures with benefits including decreased pain, fewer infections, less scarring, and faster recovery, making it ideal for patients with co-morbidities. 
Dr. Mukta Srinivasulu, Director of MNJ Hospital, emphasized the importance of incorporating advanced surgical technologies like robotic-assisted surgery into the curriculum for postgraduate medical students. He highlighted that this innovative approach benefits both patients and the future generation of surgeons.
Dr. Srinivasulu stated, “We have completed 100 successful robotic surgeries as part of our efforts to tackle the rising tide of cancer cases in Telangana. With robotic-assisted surgery, we’re taking a significant step forward in our mission to provide compassionate, cutting-edge treatment to every patient who walks through our doors. With the da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery, we’re bringing the latest advancements in surgical precision and minimally invasive techniques to our facility.”
“Introducing robotic-assisted surgical technology into the medical curriculum for students could help support the next generation of India’s robotic surgeons, for those who choose that pathway,” Dr. Srinivasulu added.
MNJ Institute of Oncology is dedicated to making advanced medical care accessible to all, offering robotic surgery at no cost to remove financial barriers. The da Vinci surgical system, known for its precision and minimally invasive techniques, has been instrumental in the hospital’s efforts to provide high-quality care. It enables surgeons to operate through a few small incisions, using a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and tiny wristed instruments that offer greater flexibility and control than the human hand.
The inclusion of advanced surgical technologies like RAS has elevated MNJ Hospital as one of the most preferred medical institutions for postgraduate studies in India. Dr. Srinivasulu noted, “While there are various factors influencing this preference, our commitment to embracing cutting-edge technology like the da Vinci robotic-assisted Surgery certainly adds value. Students recognize the importance of staying ahead in the medical field, and our focus on innovation resonates with their aspirations.”  
Darla Hutton, GM-India and VP Commercial Operations – APAC of Intuitive, the makers of the da Vinci RAS technology, stated, “We believe that government institutions like MNJ will continue to enhance the adoption of robotic-assisted surgery, making it more accessible to patients from all segments of society. It is also encouraging to see that MNJ is providing hands-on training on Robotic systems to postgraduate students, which will help the healthcare ecosystem in nurturing more young robotic surgeons in India.”