Delhi: First successful robotic kidney transplant performed at Safdarjung Hospital
Dr Anup Kumar, who lead the surgery, said it involved a keyhole procedure as opposed to a 10-12 cm long incision that increases the risk of infection, hernia, and other complications. Read more on Dynamite News:
New Delhi: India’s first robotic kidney transplant surgery was successfully performed on a patient who was on dialysis and awaiting the transplant for years at Safdarjung Hospital here. The 39-years-old recipient was from Farrukabad in Uttar Pradesh. His wife is the donor. His 34-year-old wife donated the kidney. Both the recipient and donor were recovering well after the surgery on Wednesday.
The transplant was done under Safdarjung Hospital and Vardhman Mahavir Medical College (VMMC), by a team of doctors headed by Prof (Dr) Anup Kumar, Head of Department, Department of Urology, Robotics and Renal Transplant. The doctors claimed to be the first such surgery to have been performed at a central government facility in the country.
"The nephrology team was led by Dr Himanshu Verma, HOD Nephrology. The Anaesthesia team was led by Dr Madhu Dayal. This was made possible by all administrative support of Medical superintendent SJH and VMMC Prof (Dr) BL Sherwal," Dr Anup Kumar said.
Dr Anup Kumar, who lead the surgery, said it involved a keyhole procedure as opposed to a 10-12 cm long incision that increases the risk of infection, hernia, and other complications. Dr Kumar also said that a Robotic renal transplant is the most technically challenging surgery in Urology as it requires excellent expertise in Robotics as well as Renal Transplant surgery.
Talking about the procedures and complications, Dr Anup said, "It was a robotic kidney transplant. The surgeon sits on a console and his hand movements are transmitted to robotic arms docked over the patient through a fibre cable. The renal artery renal vein and ureter anastomoses were performed by a robotic system."
The surgery costs six to seven lakhs in private hospitals, said Dr Kumar. (with Agency inputs)