How Robotic Surgery Has Made a Difference in the Management of Head & Neck Cancers in Indian Patients


Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre Consultant Robotic Surgeon in the Head and Neck Surgical Oncology Unit- Dr. Surender Dabas acknoledges that Head & Neck surgery is “the last” of the surgical specialties in the list of those utilyzing robots.

He shares his indicators for Transoral Robotic Surgery and the “Two Outcomes” for TORS surgery: Functional Outcomes and Oncological Outcomes. He explains through statistical studies why robotic surgeons have better patient outcomes than those using other methods. He compares the results from HPV Negative and HPV Positive patients. Dr. Dabas uses many different journal references to support his points throughout this informative presentation. Lecture, with PowerPoints, 17:58