Safdarjung Hospital sets world record, performs 200th surgery using robotics, 3D Lap Webcast

4 May, 2023 | Anupam Shrivastav

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Doctors at Safdarjung Hospital have created a world record by performing the 200th live surgery using robotics & 3D Lap Webcast.

An official at Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital on Thursday told that a team of surgeons set a new world record by executing the 200th worldwide live surgery through robotics/3-D Lap Webcast.

Dr. Anup Kumar, Prof and HOD Department Urology, Robotics, and Renal Transplant, SJH and VMMC, performed the surgery successfully today. The procedure was watched by 3,167 urologists from 20 nations.

“We performed very complex surgeries -Robotic partial nephrectomy in a very complex large hilar tumour in Chronic Kidney Disease patient. We were able to save the kidney and only removed the renal tumour. The second case was a 3-D Lap Boari Flap for a long segment of ureteric stricture. It was a complex reconstructive surgery, where also we were able to save the kidney successfully,” Dr Anup Kumar stated.

“We want to sincerely thank all my respected seniors and dear colleagues for their constant support, blessings which helped our team to perform the 200th consecutive international Live Robotic/3-D Lap surgery through webcast (Robotics /3-D Lap), in the last six years,” Safdarjung Hospital said.

New world record not just for India but the world: Dr Anup Kumar

The doctor said that this is a new world record not only in India but also in the world. “A single surgeon live Robotic/3-D laparoscopic surgery web cast 200 consecutive in last six years showing 400 surgeries,” Dr Anup Kumar added.

Dr. Kumar stated that all robotic and 3-D laparoscopic procedures performed in the last six years were complicated cancer and reconstructive surgery. “More than 12,000 Urologists worldwide have been watching these webcasts in the last six years and taking benefits of this highly advanced technology training,” he added.

Medical Superintendent Dr. BL Sherwal, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched a live Robotic/3-D Lap surgery webcast on an online education e-health portal to teach and train people in remote rural and metropolitan locations.

“Now, India is leading the world in providing training in Robotics and 3-D Lap, using highly advanced technology,” Dr BL Sherwal said.

“This webcast is connected to 52 medical colleges across India, under the E-health program of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt of India, along with 20 different countries,” he said.