US NRI surgeon leads robotic assisted surgeries

INGsurgDr.Kirpal Singh, surgeon at St Vincent Indianapolis Hospital in Illinois has been training his peers in robotics assisted surgery as part of a programme that draws surgeons from around the US.

He is the driving force behind the hospital’s Surgery 101 programme that is one of some 25 epicentres of training in robotics assisted surgery in the US. Singh who started using robots for surgeries 3 years ago said trainees were not permitted to participate in any of the actual surgeries.

Singh said some benefits of robotic assisted surgery include smaller incisions that decrease the chance of infections; short post-surgical hospital stays and a reduced chance of developing a hernia post-surgery.