The Vattikuti Foundation

Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai

Vattikuti Fellowship in Robotic Urologic Oncology

The Department of Surgical Oncology, which is an integral part of the comprehensive cancer care and research at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital offers collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach to cancer care which is designed to integrate seamlessly with medical and/or radiation oncology. Our surgeons meet regularly at tumor board to review challenging cases and reach a consensus on treatment strategies, offering the most personalized care and standardized evidence based management protocol.

Surgeons performing cancer surgeries are highly experienced, skilled with some of the world’s most advanced technology and innovative surgical techniques. Many surgical procedures performed at Kokilaben Hospital are done using minimally invasive techniques, including robotic-assisted surgery, laparoscopic, video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) and transoral laser surgery. For patients, this can mean less pain, fewer complications, faster healing times, early discharge from hospital and better outcomes.

In addition, our surgical oncologists are world-renowned cancer researchers. The results of their work are cited by peers nationally and internationally and have helped advance surgical procedures and technology worldwide.

Kokilaben Hospital started Centre for Robotic Surgery in 2012 and within short span have completed more than 1800 surgeries. In continuation with the momentum we present our second cutting edge Robot da Vinci Xi- the next frontier for minimally invasive surgery.

The Centre besides Minimally-Invasive Surgery (MIS) offers Robotic Surgery, a breakthrough surgical technique which is an effective, minimally-invasive alternative to both open and laparoscopic surgery.

With the da Vinci Surgical System (Robot), surgeons are now able to offer a minimally-invasive option for complex surgical procedures as well. Robotic Surgery, computer-assisted surgery and robotically-assisted surgery are terms for technological developments that use robotic systems to aid in surgical procedures.

As management of kidney cancer is multidisciplinary team approach, we have tumour board which consists of uro-ocnologist, medical oncologist, radiation oncologist and onco pathologist and radiologist where decision making is done according to the global standards. Uro-Oncology service of Centre for Cancer at our hospital has experience of managing more than 250 kidney cancers in last four years, and most recently, with Da Vinci Robotic surgeries with internationally acceptable outcomes.

Fellowship Director