A 65-year-old woman from Bilaspur has been given a gift of health, thanks to the cutting-edge robotic surgery system, da Vinci, at Ramkrishna Care Hospitals. The woman was suffering from a rare autoimmune disease called Ocular Myasthenia Gravis, which causes eye muscle fatigue and prolonged weakness in the muscles.
Dr. Sandeep Dave, a veteran general surgeon at Ramakrishna Care Hospital, recommended a robotic thymectomy (removal of thymus) after a thorough evaluation and a CECT scan revealed a tumor causing the Myasthenia Gravis. The robotic thymectomy was chosen over the traditional open surgical method for its numerous benefits, including less post-operative pain, a shorter hospital stay, prompt mobilization, and faster chest drain removal.
The surgery was a success, and the patient was able to recover quickly with minimal pain and scarring. Dr. Sandeep Dave said, “We are proud to have given this patient a gift of health with the advanced surgical technologies like da Vinci.”
Ramkrishna Care Hospitals is the first hospital in the state of Chhattisgarh to introduce robotic-assisted surgery, and with the advanced da Vinci system, surgeons are now able to perform various procedures, including hernia surgeries, colorectal surgeries, and hysterectomies, with a minimally invasive approach. The patient is currently undergoing periodic follow-ups and is recovering well.