Advanced Robotic Techniques and Skilled Surgeons at Apollo Lead the Way in Colorectal Surgeries
National, June 20, 2023: Apollo Hospitals, the world’s largest vertically integrated healthcare provider, has expanded its Robotic Colorectal Surgery Programme across six major cities in India. With a track record of over 1000 successful procedures, Apollo continues to lead the way in providing advanced robotic colorectal surgeries, surpassing any other institution in the country.
The use of robotic technology in colorectal surgeries has revolutionized the field, allowing for precise dissection in challenging areas such as narrow pelvises. This breakthrough has led to remarkable outcomes, including readmission rates of less than 1.9%, compared to the global standard of 21.4%. Moreover, the surgeries have shown a clearance rate of 4.6% for cancer, reduced wound infection rates of 1.4%, and minimized post-surgery complications of 0.9% when compared to global statistics.
Dr. Preetha Reddy, Executive Vice-Chairperson of Apollo Hospitals Group, expressed the institution’s commitment to clinical excellence and delivering the highest standard of care to patients. She emphasized the dedicated efforts of Apollo’s skilled robotic colorectal surgeons in shaping the landscape of robotic surgery in the region. The program’s success highlights the versatility, standardization, and cost-effectiveness of Apollo’s robotic techniques, team, and clinical services.
The high volume of robotic colorectal surgeries performed at Apollo Hospitals has resulted in increased cost efficiency, with robotic surgery costs now comparable to standard keyhole surgery. These minimally invasive techniques offer numerous short-term and long-term benefits, including reduced blood loss and quicker recovery times for patients.
Dr. Venkatesh Munikrishnan, Consultant Colorectal & Robotic Surgeon at Apollo Hospitals, emphasized the rising cases of colorectal cancer among younger adults due to sedentary lifestyles and poor eating habits. He stressed the importance of raising awareness about the disease and taking preventive measures for early detection. Dr. Munikrishnan also noted that Apollo Hospitals receives patients from across the subcontinent, with 40% coming from South Asia, a testament to the quality of surgery and care delivered.
Cutting-edge Technology Advances Colorectal Surgery Program at Apollo Hospitals
Robotic surgery has proven to be a game-changer in the medical field, providing enhanced visualization, superior dexterity, and increased accuracy. Apollo’s Colorectal Robotic Surgery Program, utilizing both the Da Vinci Intuitive Robot and Hugo Medtronic Robot, offers cutting-edge technology and techniques for colorectal cancer treatment. By combining the expertise of surgeons with robotic systems, Apollo ensures improved patient recovery, reduced post-operative pain, and an elevated overall quality of life.