KIMS Organizesc International Webinar on “Basic Robotic Surgery: Robotic Partial Nephrectomy”


Kalinga Institute of Medical Science (KIMS) organized an International Webinar on “Basic Robotic Surgery: Robotic Partial Nephrectomy” recently. Dr. Sanjaya Kumar Swain, Assistant Professor, Robotic Surgery Department of Urology, Jackson Memorial Hospital University of Miami, Florida, USA graced the webinar as an eminent speaker and explained various aspects of Robotic Surgery.

Robotic surgery has been rapidly adopted by hospitals in the United States and Europe for use in the treatment of a wide range of conditions. Surgeons who use the robotic system find that for many procedures it enhances precision, flexibility and control during the operation and allows them to better see the site, compared with traditional techniques. Using robotic surgery, surgeons can perform delicate and complex procedures that may have been difficult or impossible with other methods. Since the new millennium, robotic surgery has been increasingly utilized for a variety of procedures including Robotic Partial Nephrectomy (RPN).

Dr. Swain explained the key points of Robotic Surgery in comparison to laparoscopic partial nephrectomy. RPN is technically less difficult and is associated with lesser chance of conversion to radical nephrectomy, lesser blood loss, shorter ischemia times, and shorter hospital stay. The robotic platform allows better articulation of the wrists and improved vision in 3 dimensions, which has facilitated a shorter learning curve for surgeons adopting minimal invasive surgery.

The webinar was coordinated by Dr. P. S. Pujari, Professor & HOD (Dept of Surgery), KIMS, under the guidance of Maj. Gen. (Prof.) P. K. Patnaik, VSM, Principal KIMS & Director, School of Medicine, KIIT Deemed to be University. The webinar was successful with an active participation of more than a hundred doctors, especially from the Dept. of Surgery. KIMS.