Dr Patel, who is the chief interventional cardiologist at Ahmedabad-based, guided the robot to perform the surgery on the patient, around 32 kilometers away.
An important breakthrough in medical science was achieved in Gujarat- India on Wednesday when cardiac surgeon Dr Patel conducted the World’s First Tele-Robotic Surgery on a patient in Ahmedabad. Tele-Robotic Surgery is performed at a distance from the patient from a remote location using robotically controlled instruments. It is enabled by computer technology and advanced robotics.
Dr Patel, who is the chief interventional cardiologist at Ahmedabad-based, guided the robot to perform the surgery on a middle-aged woman with a blocked artery.
The success of the project has the potential to dramatically improve the access of doctors to patients with heart and stroke ailments, especially in rural and under-served areas.
Dr Patel has been widely using robotics for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) or heart surgery, but this is the first time in the world that the surgery was conducted from a remote location outside the operation theater. “This procedure could have been done with a 20mbps connectivity speed as well. I believe this will not just transform coronary (heart related) intervention, but the entire vascular space. It has the capability of changing the lives of millions of people living in rural areas.”
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