26 February 2019 | News
These surgeries were done using the NAVIO PFS Robotics surgical system
Doctors at the Upasani Super Speciality Hospital in Mumbai this week performed two back-to-back successful Robotics-assisted total knee replacement surgeries, for the first time in Mumbai on a 65 years old Kanchan Patil both with severe knee pain since over 5 years.
These surgeries were done using the NAVIO PFS Robotics surgical system, the latest advanced generation Robotic intervention in joint replacement (developed in the USA).
Dr. Tejas Upasani, renowned Orthopaedic Surgeon and Head of Orthopaedics at Upasani Super Speciality Hospital said, “Robotics assisted joint replacement is at a much higher pedestal than traditional joint replacement surgery.”
“The NAVIO Robotics-assisted system reduces the possibilities of human error and ensures perfect alignment, leading to the longevity of the joint implant. Though this is a very high end technology in our hospital, we have chosen to not make it expensive - so that more patients will be able to benefit from this”, confirms Dr. Tejas Upasani, who operated upon the 2 patients.
Robotic Assisted Joint Replacement Centre at Upasani Super Specialty Hospital was inaugurated at the hands of Chief Guest Actor Atul Kulkarni.
Atul Kulkarni said, “This significant change in the medical sector has enhanced the lives people, it is the science to prove that the progress made in medical science and new facilities and equipment helps in diagnosing bigger diseases.”
The robotic-assisted system is set up by the initiative of Dr Tejas Upasani, Orthopedic and Dr.Vinod Lahiri, Head of department of Seth GS Medical College
Dr Lahiri added, “Robotic technology makes artificial joint replacement more beneficial for a patient, in less time, more accuracy can be obtained, which also increases the longevity of implants and joints. I am very happy to hear that Mumbai now has Robotics in Joint Replacement and in the hands of the right surgeons at Upasani Super Specialty Hospital”
Dr Tejas Upasasni, when asked why he chose to get this technology, said “We at USSH have always believed in giving the best to the patients. We always focus on patient safety and outcomes. With Robotics we are driving this and are at par with the with the world in healthcare.”
Robotics-assisted joint replacement surgery has many definitive benefits over traditional joint replacement surgery: It enables the surgeon to operate with enhanced precision even during the most complex procedures and difficult cases. Enhanced precision and lesser bone removal leads to less blood loss, painless, faster and better post-operative outcomes for the patient.