Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) has performed a scar-less robotic Thyroidectomy, using the Da Vinci robotic surgery and high definition laparoscopic systems.

The procedure was demonstrated to a group of senior surgeons from across the country at a workshop held at the KIMS Cancer institute.

“In about 18 months, our Robotic Institute conducted about 200 surgeries, making us a leading player in South India. It conducted five live workshops on robotic surgeries,” B. Bhasker Rao, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of KIMS, said here in a press release.

On the scar-less Thyroidectomy, he said that this procedure would save patients from being left with a scar on the neck. “Swelling of thyroid and small thyroid cancers are being treated with this robotic procedure,” he said. Jagdishwar Goud of KIMS was trained by Dr Chung who had been considered to be the first robotic thyroid surgeon in the World in Seoul.

The hospital is also performing robotic surgeries on oesophageal cancers and lung cancers, using 3 mm and 5 mm instruments. “This facilitates reduced complications, faster recovery and faster return to work with,” he said.

kurmanath.kanchi@thehindu.co.in

(This article was published on February 3, 2013)
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