Dr. Deepa Ganesh, Pioneer in Robotic Hysterectomy Surgery in South India*

Proud to announce that Dr. Deepa Ganesh is the first gynecologist in South India to perform hysterectomy surgery using CMR Versius Robotic Surgical System.

You all may be aware that Laparoscopic hysterectomy surgery is a much better option than traditional incision based hysterectomy surgery as it offers several advantages including:

  1. Smaller incisions are done to perform the surgery.
  2. Key hole surgery involves making only one hole on the belly button to perform the surgery, effectively making the surgery ‘scarless’.
  3. Shorter recovery time
  4. Shorter hospital stay after surgery
  5. Minimal pain and blood loss
  6. Very minimal risks of post operative complications.

How Robotic Hysterectomy surgery is is even better than laparoscopic hysterectomy surgery?

Advanced technological evolutions have paved way for safer surgical procedures over time and robotic hysterectomy is one of them. Robotic surgeries offer several advantages to the performing doctors as well as the patients. Following are the benefits of robot assisted hysterectomy surgery over laparoscopic surgery:

  1. Detailed 3D visualization of the interior parts of the body. This offers doctors a great detail of information when working on the tiny organs inside the body and making even more tiny procedures on them.
  2. Great dexterity – In conventional laparoscopic surgery, the movement of the devices are restricted (compared to the movement of robotic arms). This helps the surgeon reach hard to reach places with ease.
  3. Greater precision – Detailed visuals and highly controllable arms offer very high precision when operating ensuring near zero errors or scarring. This brings down the post operative care to near zero. Less pain to go through after surgery and even quicker healing can be expected.

How is a Robotic Hysterectomy surgery performed?

  1. The abdomen area of the patient is well cleaned and disinfected.
  2. Whole body anesthesia is given to the patient after going through the past medical history of the patient.
  3. A Catheter is used to empty the bladder of the patient.
  4. Small incisions are made on the body (typically 5) through which the parts of robotic arms are inserted into the body.
  5. Gas is injected into the body to create room to perform the surgery.
  6. The surgeon then sits in front of an advanced computer and works with the arms provided at the computer. (Instead of standing beside the patient to perform the surgery). This is kind of remote operation being performed on the patient.
  7. One assistant or another doctor or trained nurse stays with the patient helping the doctor performing the surgery.

Watch Dr. Deepa Ganesh perform Robotic Hysterectomy Surgery in Chennai