New Delhi: Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi conducted the first robot-assisted total arterial bypass surgery for triple vessel coronary artery disease, the first of its kind in North of India. The surgery was conducted under the supervision of Dr MM Yusuf, Specialist Consultant, Robotics and Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Dr Mukesh Goel, Senior Consultant, Cardiothoracic surgery & Dr Varun Bansal, Consultant, Robotics and Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals.
Dr MM Yusuf, who led the robot assisted surgery, said, “Robotic assisted CABG is the least invasive cardiac procedure. It is a symbiosis between state-of-the-art technology and surgical expertise. It offers great short and long-term benefits by subjecting patients to minimal cuts, less bleeding, less pain, early recovery and quick return to active life; which is a distant target by open chest surgery. Total arterial bypass surgery also provides best long term outcome with less risk of reintervention later in life. Dr MM Yusuf & his team have been performing this procedure routinely at Apollo Hospitals Chennai over the past 2 years.
Speaking about the procedure, Dr Mukesh Goel said, “While fewer acute heart attack cases are being admitted to hospital emergency units, there is a marked increase in deaths from cardiac arrest at home, probably due to the postponement and delay in seeking medical attention. It is, therefore, important to emphasise that heart patients must not ignore any deterioration in symptoms and/or delay medical attention. Apollo Hospitals have been known to introduce the latest medical technology in India for the benefit of the patients. Minimally invasive cardiac surgery avoids sternal split and aids in a quick recovery”.
Dr Varun Bansal added,” Technology has ushered in a paradigm shift in healthcare. From performing complex surgeries to providing remote care with telehealth, it has brought a massive transformation, taking medical treatment to unimaginable heights. Even though the use of robots in surgery isn’t new, emerging technologies and innovation have expanded their scope to help doctors perform difficult medical procedures and surgeries easily with more precision, comfort and speed.”