Narayana Health, one of India’s leading hospital chains in the country, announced the installation of the latest robotic-assisted surgery (RAS) technology, the da Vinci X, by US-based Intuitive, at their Bengaluru centre- Narayana Health City. Dr. Devi Shetty, Chairman and Executive Director of Narayana Health inaugurated the new system in an event held at Mazumdar Shaw Medical Centre, Narayana Health City, Bengaluru, today. This is a significant step in making this advanced medical technology accessible to patients from across South India.
Commenting on this occasion, Dr Devi Shetty, Chairman and Executive Director – Narayana Health, said, “Narayana Healthhas always been at the forefront of the digital revolution in healthcare, focussed on finding newer ways to offer advanced and affordable healthcare to our patients. As part of this mission, we have introduced robotic surgery at multiple Narayana Hospitals across the country, and we have trained one of the largest number of robotic surgeons in India. We are committed to making this mission come true every day and are proud to now install the latest da Vinci X technology making treatment more effective and less stressful for patients, care teams, and surgeons. The da Vinci X offers Higher Precision, Flexibility and Control.”
Robotic surgeons of Narayana health have one of the largest experience in India in performing complex surgeries on pancreas, kidneys and pelvis especially for cancer patients. Today, with advanced surgical technologies like robotic-assisted surgeries with the da Vinci X system, surgeons are able to perform these procedures more efficiently with minimal post-operative care and faster recovery. Furthermore, this installation will help get better clinical outcomes across multiple surgeries that are performed from head & neck to pelvic procedures including thoracic, gastro-intestinal and heart surgeries. . This include partial nephrectomy, prostatectomy, radical cystectomy, hysterectomy, myomectomy, thymectomy, lobectomy, esophagectomy, colectomy and more.
The da Vinci X technology, known for its better patient outcomes, is also associated with lesser pain, less blood loss, shorter hospital stay, and even minimal post-operative complications in certain cases. In addition to that, da Vinci X brings across some innovative features including voice and laser guidance systems, a lightweight endoscope, and the same control console and 3D optics system that lets surgeons see into the patients as they operate the device. These benefits go a long way in enabling the surgeon and care teams in providing life-enhancing care for their patients.
Commenting on the association with Narayana Health, Mr. Mandeep Singh Kumar, VP & GM – Intuitive India, said, “We have a long standing association with NH, and it brings us great pleasure to have strengthened our relationship with them. We at Intuitive believe that technology should help surgeons conduct complex surgeries more efficiently. We are encouraged to see an increasing number of healthcare providers ready to invest in the latest technology for robotic-assisted surgery, particularly the da Vinci, for its improved patient and clinical outcomes. The installation of the da Vinci X system at the NH Bengaluru facility demonstrates the healthcare community’s faith in our technology and its ability to assist physicians treat without limitations. Our quadruple aim continues to focus on improved clinical items, better patient and care team experience, and reducing overall treatment costs.”