Importance of initiating robotic surgery in the developing world

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Robot-assistance has enabled significant advancements in minimally-invasive surgery worldwide over the past couple of decades. Multiple specialties, from General Surgery to Urology, are able to offer patients the cutting-edge benefits of robotic surgery whether dealing with complex reconstructive procedures for debilitating benign pathologies or for radical surgical extirpation of life-threatening cancer cases. As such, robotic surgery has expanded exponentially globally. However, due mainly to costs, robotics has not expanded quite as well in less affluent countries. In this context, in this webinar, we will discuss some pertinent points for such issues and explore the rationale for expanding robotic surgery in emerging frontiers such as developing countries worldwide.

Date : August 6th, 2022

Time: 5:30 pm IST | 5:45 pm Nepal time | 8:00 am EDT



Dr. Pratik Gurung

Consultant Urologist, Om Hospital (Kathmandu), Helios Hospital (Kathmandu) and CIWEC Hospital (Kathmandu), Honorary Academic Clinical Lecturer at the Nepal Army Institute of Health Sciences (NAIHS) medical school (Kathmandu)


Dr. Gagan Gautam

Director - Uro Oncology & Robotic Surgery, Max Smart Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, New Delhi, India


Dr. Jean Joseph

W.W. Scott Professor and Chairman of the department of Urology, Professor of Oncology, University of Rochester Medical Center, New York, USA