GURGAON (TIP): A 35-year old patient from Republic of Congo, who was suffering from Yousuf’s Syndrome, has undergone a surgery with Da Vinci Xi system, one of the most advanced robotic surgical technology for performing minimal invasive surgery. This is reportedly one of the first such surgeries in India.

The system allows a doctor to perform a surgery with pinpoint accuracy and little damage to surrounding tissues. The benefits of robotic surgery include a minimally invasive approach, faster return to daily activities, fewer complications, and shorter hospital stay with reduced hospitalization costs.

Yousuf’s Syndrome is a condition, where due to complications from previous caesarean sections, an anomalous fistulous communication had formed between the uterus and the urinary bladder. This had led to menstrual bleeding draining into the bladder, leading to cyclical hematuria and repeated infections. The patient, therefore, occasionally had urinary incontinence, as urine would flow into the uterus and leak out.

“Previous medical consultations and reviews had all pointed towards a hysterectomy. However, she was not willing to undergo the procedure for removal of the uterus. With our robotic surgery programme, we not only managed to separate the fistula that hadĀ formed between the two organs, but also saved her from a hysterectomy. Surgeons at FMRI are currently utilizing advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques for all surgical specialties,” said Dr Sanjay Gogoi, Director, Urology and Renal Transplants at Fortis Hospital.

Talking about the benefits of Da Vinci Xi system, Dr. Gogoi said, “The device allows high definition 3D imaging, allowing surgeons to conduct complicated procedures with relative ease. The procedure involves using wristed instruments that bend and rotate far beyond the abilities of the human hand. Moreover, the tremor filtration and intuitive motion technologies allow the surgeons to operate with steady natural motion with the comforts of sitting on an easy chair.”

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