India’s first robotic kidney transplant surgical procedure at a authorities facility involving a 39-year-old man from Uttar Pradesh’s Farrukabad has been carried out at New Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital. The person was on dialysis and awaiting the transplant for years. His 34-year-old spouse donated the kidney. Each the recipient and donor have been recovering nicely after the surgical procedure on Wednesday.

Anup Kumar, who lead the surgical procedure, stated it concerned a keyhole process versus a 10-12 cm lengthy incision that will increase the danger of an infection, hernia, and different issues. “It helps in working upon difficult instances. That is the primary such surgical procedure in a authorities hospital within the nation, and within the personal sector additionally solely about 4 hospitals are working robotically,” stated Kumar.

Kumar referred to as the surgical procedure a milestone within the historical past of Safdarjung Hospital. “Robotic renal transplant is essentially the most technically difficult surgical procedure in urology. It requires glorious experience in robotics in addition to renal transplant surgical procedure. Nonetheless, not all sufferers are appropriate for present process minimally invasive surgical procedure, and we will likely be deciding on sufferers on a case-to-case foundation.”

Such surgical procedures scale back the restoration time from weeks to days at the same time as an escalated value may run as much as 100,000 for consumables used. “Since it’s on a case to case foundation, there may be at all times a chance of getting a waiver if a affected person will not be in a position to bear the price,” stated Kumar.

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