Robotic kidney transplant surgery done successfully in Mumbai hospital. Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre here performed the first robotic kidney transplant surgery on a man suffering from renal failure, a hospital spokesperson said on Tuesday.
A 59-year-old Andheri resident became the city’s first patient to undergo a kidney transplant performed with the assistance of a robot. The robot’s precision meant that the transplant was carried out with fewer muscle cuts, automatically translating into reduced pain and blood loss and faster recovery.C N Murlidharan, a patient of renal failure, decided to go ahead with the transplant after being on dialysis for a year and a half His wife Leena (55) turned out to be a perfect match.
With this, Mumbai has joined Ahmedabad, Delhi and Bangalore where robotically-assisted transplants are being carried out since three to four years. Nearly 300 robotically-assisted procedures have been performed in the country so far.
US-based robotic urology surgeon Dr Inderbir Gill, who carried out the procedure along with a team of doctors from Harkisondas hospital, said the biggest advantage of the surgery is that the patient no longer receives a kidney through a large muscle cutting incision. “Robotic surgery for kidney transplantation is carried out in few centres in the world.”
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