Asian Heart Institute in Mumbai, India and the Vattikuti Foundation in Southfield, Michigan, USA have joined together to create the Asian Vattikuti Institute of Robotic Sugery. The team of surgeons at Asian Heart have collaborated and trained with the robotic surgery system and have completed the very first robotic gynecologic surgery in Mumbai.
Robotic surgery has many benefits for the patient, including:
- minimal surgical incisions
- minimal surgery duration
- reduced recuperation time
- less pain and discomfort
- usually earlier discharge from the hospital
The Vattikuti Foundation worked with Asian Heart to provide robotic training to their surgeons in Urology, Gynecology and Cardiac Surgery. Workshops were held in 2011 for further training.