Raised Awareness on Robot-Assisted surgeries and Kidney Transplant

21st June 2019, Agra – Robotic surgery have become the most advanced form of surgery in today’s era, ensuring several benefits as compared to conventional open surgery as well as laparoscopic surgery.  In order to raise and spread awareness about the procedure and success of robotic urological surgery, one of the leading healthcare providers in the country, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket had organised a press conference today at Amar Hotel Agra.

The occurrence of kidney failure or chronic kidney disease (CKD) cases in the country are rapidly increasing due to various factors such as Diabetes , Uncontrolled Hypertension, Genetic conditions, Autoimmune diseases, drug or alcohol abuse and urinary tract infections. With ‘Kidney Transplant’ being the only end solution for such cases, it is imperative for patients and their families to understand various types of a kidney transplant surgical procedures. Kidney transplantation is the organ transplant of a kidney into a patient with end-stage renal disease.

A kidney transplant can be done with two methods – conventional and Robot-Assisted Kidney Transplant . Most of us are aware about the conventional surgeries which basically involves a 2-4 hour long surgery where the donor’s kidney is placed inside the recipient in order to give him an improved quality of life. A more advanced form of such surgeries offered at limited centers is through robot assisted kidney transplant. A robotic surgery, as its name suggests, is carried out by a surgeon with the help of robotic arms. The benefits of robotic surgery  includes the use of special instruments which are mounted on robotic arms, a high precision camera instead of enlarged surgical site, minimal incisions ensuring very little scarring, zero or very little blood loss, quick healing, early return to work and shorter hospital stay.

The conference further highlighted how robotic surgeries in urology procedures are much safer and more economical for any patient. The advance technology of robotics not only benefits the patients a great deal, as the recovery scale is quick, hospital stays are shorter due to minimal invasion and zero or minimum blood loss. On most occasions, patients are made mobile within 24 hours of any major surgery. Till date Max Healthcare has completed more than 100 numbers of successful robotic kidney transplants and more than 1000 numbers of overall robotic procedures.

Highlighting the success of robotic kidney transplants, Dr. Pragnesh Desai, Consultant – Department of Urology, Robotics, Kidney Transplantation & Uro-Oncology, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, said, “ “The prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in India has doubled over the last decade, and presently over five lakh individuals in the country are diagnosed with the disease. Out of these, only few are able to undergo a Kidney Transplant. It is important to prevent, identify and subsequently treat CKD on time[DC(1] . Thus, our focus is to educate, aware and enable patients to timely access and provide expert and quality healthcare services. Robotic Kidney Transplants have proven to have low complication rates, rapid recovery, and excellent graft function.”

Over the past years, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket has been actively working towards offering international standards of healthcare facilities in different regions across the country. The leading healthcare player organizes numerous health-camps, OPDs and screening camps for the residents of other regions like Varanasi, Agra, Chandausi, Gwalior, Meerut, Kanpur, Moradabad etc. and its neighboring areas.