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Apollo Proton Cancer Centre launches robotic oncology program

Apollo Proton Cancer Centre, the first Proton Therapy Centre in South Asia & The Middle East has launched the state of the art dedicated Robot-Assisted Cancer Surgery Unit. The Robot-Assisted Cancer Surgery Unit will offer patients with comprehensive cancer care under one roof. The unit is equipped with the advanced (fourth-generation ‘Da Vinci Surgical System-Xi’ and a dedicated team of Clinicians.

The Apollo Proton Cancer Centre offers specialized 360-degree care with the most advanced robotics system for complex surgeries. The robotic arms with EndoWrists have a 360+270 degree manoeuvrability which is unmatched by the human hand. This advancement improves recovery from major operations, reduces instances of infections, increases the precision of surgery and reduces the patient’s length of stay at the facility. Robotic Surgery at Apollo Proton Cancer Centre is built on the same platform of excellence and expertise. We are committed to providing patients with an exceptional experience using cutting-edge treatment options.

The state-of-the-art operating theatres are equipped with the ‘Da Vinci Surgical System-Xi’, the most advanced platform for minimally invasive surgery available today. The four-armed surgical robotic system is a breakthrough in surgical technology and is a crucial component of our integrated cancer care program. Robot-assisted surgery integrates advanced computer technology with the experience of skilled surgeons. This technology provides the surgeon with a 10x magnified, high definition, the 3D image of the body’s intricate anatomy. The controls in the console allow the surgeon to manipulate special surgical instruments that are smaller, as well as more flexible and manoeuvrable than the human hand. The surgeon is thus in complete control of the surgical procedure.

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The robot helps replicate the surgeon’s hand movements while minimizing hand tremors. The surgery is thus conducted with enhanced precision, dexterity, and control even during the most complex procedures.

Interacting at the launch Dr Prathap C Reddy, Chairman Apollo Hospitals quoted “The Robotic-assisted surgery has its own advantage compared to the open or laparoscopic surgeries. Apollo Proton Cancer Centre has the best of the specialists in robotic surgery in every oncology speciality be it urology / gastrointestinal / Gynaec & head n neck. The Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) way of discussing every single Case with the involvement of the experts puts Apollo Proton Cancer Centre’s approach unique & finesse.

Speaking at the launch Ms Preetha Reddy, Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals said that Apollo Proton Cancer Centres offers end to end cancer care and has the high-end technology in cancer management under one roof. The da Vinci System-Xi enables surgeons to perform delicate and complex procedures like thoracic, colorectal, urological and gynaecological cancer surgeries seamlessly. The da Vinci system allows better cancer clearance, while still preserving the healthy tissue, by helping the surgeon with better magnification and better control of dissection.

Commenting on the occasion, Mr Mandeep Singh Kumar, VP and Country General Manager, Intuitive, said, “It gives us great pleasure to be expanding our association with the Apollo Group of Hospitals, a pioneer in introducing cutting-edge medical technology to India. This would be our 9th installation with the group and the 9th such robotic programme to be set up in Tamil Nadu, a global medical tourism destination, making this the largest private player adoption in the country. The Apollo network of hospitals is also one of our largest customers in the country, having continually demonstrated their commitment to excellence. Furthermore, the hospital will additionally benefit from our newest offering, the robotic stapler SureFormTM, which is the most sophisticated option accessible to surgeons today for resection, transection, and/or creation of anastomosis. Surgeons can now control the stapler through the da Vinci surgeon console, creating an immediate connection between clinical decision-making and instrument action.”

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