Delhi hosts Vattikuti Global Robotics 2015 confrence

Our Bureau, MumbaiSaturday, January 31, 2015, 15:45 Hrs  [IST]

Vattikuti Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to making robotic surgery and other high-tech minimally invasive surgery cost effective and available to underprivileged communities, recently inaugurated “Vattikuti Global Robotics 2015” three-day multispecialty Robotic Surgery Conference (VGR) in New Delhi.

Vattikuti Global Robotics 2015 conference seeks to focus on robotic surgery and other cutting edge, minimally invasive surgical techniques. Over the course of three days, Vattikuti Foundation and its partner hospitals look forward to provide a comprehensive and exciting programme dedicated to the work of robotic surgeons in various specialties. The conference will cover areas like Live Surgeries Global Faculty Breakout sessions per specialty for focused group presentations, discussions and networking opportunities with robotic surgeons from all over India.

Dr Mahendra Bhandari, CEO, Vattikuti Foundation says, “Robotic surgery has various advantages over the conventional methods of surgery greater surgical precision, increased range of motion, improved dexterity, enhanced visualization and improved access for the surgeon. Vattikuti Foundation is ushering in a new wave of innovation, analytics and cost savings in the field of surgical science. It was imperative that we convene the early adopters of robotic surgery at one event to help educate the industry on this ground-breaking new trend.”

The highlights of the conference will include a common session on the first day from the stalwarts in robotic surgery from across the world, involving general sessions across all specialties. Hospital managers will also get tips on how to make the robotic surgical discipline a center of excellence & cost effective from experts in the field.

VGR 2015 has a dedicated time for discussions on various aspects of different surgical techniques. Days 2 and 3 of VGR 2015 are dedicated to real examples of robotic surgery complications as encountered in different surgical specialties. The session will be moderated by a panel of experts who will be sharing their experience and provide tips for prevention and timely management of such complications with live examples. The panel would include faculty from both India and abroad.

The foundation would also unveil 25 high volume fully trained robotic surgeons at the conference. With its 25 truly multidisciplinary programs with close to 150 skilled surgeons contributing to approximately 3,000 procedures per year, the foundation will continue its commitment of being a leading partner in the growth of robotic and other minimally invasive surgical techniques throughout India and the world.

According to Raj Vattikuti, founder, Vattikuti Foundation, “Surgical robots are gradually making inroads into the Indian operation theatre. Vattikuti Foundation is committed to bring advance surgical technology to the common man. The Foundation is well on the way to achieving its target of 300 fully trained robotic surgeons. Soon, we will have fifty high volume robotic surgery programs all over the country.”

The Vattikuti Foundation is a non-profit organization that was founded by Raj and Padma Vattikuti in 1997. The Foundation came into existence with a vision to be a leader in multi-specialty robotic surgery and other high-tech minimally invasive surgery through the global network of institutions and surgeons yielding comprehensive, cost-effective delivery of high quality surgical care to all strata of population. The Vattikuti Foundation present in the United States, Europe, Great Britain and India, has collaborated with multispecialty hospitals and institutes to develop independent multispecialty, state-of-the-art institutes within their main campus.

Presently, through the Vattikuti Foundation Robotic Surgery Initiative (VFRSI), the Foundation is supporting the growth of the "da Vinci Surgical system", manufactured by Intuitive Surgical, which represents the current state-of-the-art in a minimally invasive surgery and used in several surgical specialties including Urology, Colorectal Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Gynecology, Thoracic Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Oncology, Children's Surgery and Transoral Surgery.