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Gujarat witnesses its first Bariatric Robotic Surgery

Ahmedabad: Gujarat has witnessed its first Bariatric Robotic Surgery at Sterling Robotic Surgery Institute, Sterling Hospital, Ahmedabad. The renowned bariatric surgeon Dr. Apurva Vyas has successfully performed the said surgery on a 52 years old female patient. Elaborating more about the case, Dr. Apurva Vyas, Bariatric Surgeon, Sterling Hospital said, “Initially when the patient approached us, she weighed 126 kgs with a BMI index 55.7, which is quite on a higher side. Moreover, she was suffering from severe joint pain, breathlessness and hypertension. She used to exhaust while walking and couldn’t perform day-to-day activities with ease. Even, her consultant advised her to undergo bilateral joint replacement surgery. At Sterling Hospital, she was admitted on 7th Sept.’16 and the bariatric robotic surgery was performed on 8th Sept.’16. She is now stable and expected to lose 60 kgs within a year. Gradually, the joint pain will vanish and BP will become normal. ” “With the introduction of Robot assisted surgery, it has become possible to perform a complex and critical bariatric surgery. It is more precise and helps the surgeon in advancing their techniques and enhancing their capabilities to perform complex minimally invasive surgery. More importantly, it provides 3D vision inside the patient's body with natural depth perception and magnification, helping surgeon to get crystal clear picture. For any surgeon, it is quite exhaustive to perform such a long and complicated surgery, maintaining 100% uniformity but with the help robot it is absolutely possible. Robotic Surgery is less painful, fewer complicated, less scarring and assures faster recovery. It is actually a boon for patient as well as surgeon.” added Dr. Vyas. On this occasion, Dr. Nikhil Lala, Centre Head, Sterling Hospital, Ahmedabad and Corporate Head, Medical Services & Quality said, “I hearty congratulate Dr. Vyas for achieving another milestone. He and his team at Sterling Robotic Surgery Institute have created a history. Over 15 years, Sterling Hospitals has become the most preferred healthcare destination in Western India. With the addition of the new facility; we are sure to provide the most updated and technologically advanced treatment services and care to the people of Gujarat.”

About Sanjay Trivedi

Sanjay Trivedi is honorary editor of Asia Times. He is senior Indian Journalist having vast experience of 25 years. He worked in Janmabhoomi, Vyapar, Divya Bhaskar etc. newspapers and TV9 Channel as well as www.news4education.com. He is working as Media Officer in Gujarat Technological University, which has 440 colleges under its umbrella.

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