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Leading healthcare providers in Delhi, Max Super Specialty Hospital, Patparganj and Shalimar Bagh, today launched one of the most advanced technologies in India, Da Vinci Xi Surgical Robot at the hospitals. The launch of the revolutionary Da Vinci Xi Surgical Robot is yet another patient-centric step taken by the healthcare provider to empower patients with access to quality healthcare services.

Da Vinci Xi Surgical Robot enables doctors to perform complex surgeries with increased precision and flexibility. This technology will be deployed for surgeries under various disciplines such as Oncology, Urology, Minimal Access, Bariatric and Robotic Surgery, Gynecology, General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery among others. With this advanced technology, the surgeons can perform surgeries by using instruments that they can guide via a console. The da Vinci surgical system provides an advanced set of instruments to surgeons for performing robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery.

The da Vinci surgical system at Max Patparganj was launched by its unit head Dr Pinak Moudgil and Dr Vivek Bindal, Head, Minimal Access, Bariatric and Robotic Surgeries while the one at Shalimar Bagh was launched by Dr K. K. Trehan, Senior Director, Laparoscopic & Minimal Access Surgery and Dr Surender Dabas, Senior Director & HOD- Surgical oncology.

At the launch of the Patparganj unit, Dr Pinak Moudgil said, “We are happy to share that several key specialities will now be assisted by the latest Da Vinci Xi robotic surgical system. This technology will immensely benefit our patients by reducing hospital stay and ensuring faster recovery”.

Talking about the advantages of robotic surgery, Dr Vivek Bindal said, “The recovery period is faster than conventional surgeries. The success rates of Robotic Hernia, Bariatric and Gastrointestinal surgeries that we conduct here in Delhi are at par with international standards in terms of clinical outcomes. Robotic Abdominal wall reconstruction is the most advanced procedure for complex hernia patients that provides excellent results even after previous failed hernia repairs.”

At the launch of the Shalimar Bagh unit, Dr K K Trehan said, “At Max Healthcare, we are always working towards improving the techniques and technologies to make surgeries safe, minimally invasive, and cost-effective. Armed with the latest technology, the Da Vinci Xi Robot, our surgeons will be able to perform complex surgeries using computer-guided, magnified, 3-D visualisation and the results are impressive.”

Elaborating, Dr Surender Dabas said oncology surgeries have typically become scarless because of such advanced technologies. The robot improves our dexterity and ensures we gain better access to difficult parts in the body.  Dr Dabas has conducted more than 1500 robotic cancer surgeries.

One of the biggest advantages of the da Vinci system is that it translates a surgeon’s hand movements at the console in real-time, bending and rotating the instruments while performing the procedure. The tiny wristed instruments move like a human hand, but with a greater range of motion. The da Vinci vision system also delivers highly magnified, 3D high-definition views of the surgical area. The instrument size makes it possible for surgeons to operate through one or a few small incisions.

Commenting on the association, Mr Mandeep Singh Kumar, VP&GM- Intuitive India, said, “It is with great pleasure that we extend our relationship with the Max group of hospitals in Delhi. We at Intuitive believe that technology should help all surgeons conduct complex surgeries more effectively. We are encouraged to see an increasing number of healthcare providers keen to invest in Robotic-Assisted Surgery, particularly da Vinci, in order to improve clinical outcomes and enhance both the care team and patient experience. The recent installation of da Vinci systems at the Max Health centres in Patparganj and Shalimar Bagh demonstrates our customers’ growing faith in the value of our technology and drives us forward in our mission of the Quadruple Aim”.

The latest technology in robot-assisted surgery, Da Vinci Xi is the newest addition to both the hospital’s technological advancements. In robotic surgery, small incisions are made in place of a large incision, which is, therefore, less invasive than traditional surgeries. This does not just help in treating patients with shorter recovery periods but also improve their quality-of-life post-surgery.

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