Mumbai| Mumbai will emerge as the global destination for for robotic surgery in the next two-three years, said surgeons, who term the reasonable cost for the procedure in the city as as the main reason.
They have said that the robotic surgery for the prostate cancer is becoming the major area for which the foreign nationals have been turning up to the Mumbai hospitals.
Among the region from which the flow of patients have been the highest include Africa and and Middle East.
“I get at least one to two inquiries for robotic surgeries every week. These inquiries are usually from Middle East and Africa. In the last two months alone, I had operated on seven patients with prostate cancer from out of India,” said Anup Ramani, consultant Robotic and Uro-Oncological Surgeon,Saifee Hospital and Br
Medical Sciences says that surgery performed with the help of a robot helps in early recovery of the patient, involves less bleeding or incision and leaves lesser scars.
According to data revealed by the hospitals, Mumbai has recorded over 70, 000 robotic surgeries in 2015, mostly the patients from abroad.
Ramani said: “There is a 100 percent rise in prostate cancer problem overall in India. Prostate cancer is common in our society and affects the rich and poor alike. It is very important for men to do a Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) once a year after 50. For early prostate cancer, the best treatment is Robotic Surgery.”
Meghal Sanghvi, oncologist at Wockhardt hospital said :” The setup for robotic surgery is very important for all hospitals considering the rising demands for robotic surgery in various parts including gynae procedures, bypass surgery, cancer and even in the case of transplants.”
She said apart from less time, robotic surgery also ensures there is no surgical error during thee process.