Doctor Creates History, Perform World's 1st Robotic Heart Surgery 32 Km Away From PatientHome > India news
Advances in health and medicine have saved the lives millions of people and the success stories just keep coming in. Now, in a medical breakthrough, cardiac surgeon Dr Tejas Patel conducted the world’s first telerobotic surgery on a patient in Ahmedabad.
Tele-robotic surgery is performed at a distance from the patient from a remote location using robotically controlled instruments. It is enabled by computer technology and advanced robotics.
Dr Patel, who is the chief interventional cardiologist at Ahmedabad-based Apex Heart Institute, guided the robot to perform the surgery on the patient from the Akshardham Temple in Gandhinagar, around 32 kilometres away. The patient was in her mid 30s and was suffering from a blocked artery.
Miracles do happen when you have come so far in field of Science & Technology. A doctor performing the world's 1st in-human telerobotic coronary intervention from Akshardham on patient located 32 kms away in Ahmedabad, is a proof of that. I extend my greetings to Dr. Tejas Patel pic.twitter.com/kTHEfwMice— Poonamben Maadam (@PoonambenMaadam) December 6, 2018
The patient is now healthy, and will soon be discharged. 'This is the world’s first percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) conducted from a remote location outside of the catheterisation lab', read a press release.
"This procedure could have been done with a 20mbps connectivity speed as well. I believe this will not just transform coronary (heart related) intervention, but the entire vascular space. It has the capability of changing the lives of millions of people living in rural areas," the doctor said.