Robot Surgeons

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Starting mid-July, the Asian Heart Institute (AHI) in Mumbai will conduct robot-assisted surgeries. “Robotic surgery is the future,” says a hospital spokesperson, adding, “The AHI aims at getting the latest and the best to India. With the use of the robot, we can look at more accuracy in surgeries through the minimal invasive route, thereby making it less painful for patients and aiding in speedy recovery.”

The cost of a single such robot is estimated to be around Rs 15 crore.  According to the hospital spokesperson, the AHI has  tied  up with the Vattikuti Urology Institute in Detriot, Michigan, in the US, which  has performed more than 5,000 robotic surgeries. The AHI is also hiring trained surgeons to set up its specialised team.