JIPMER crossed a milestone performs 50th successful robotic-assisted surgery


Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) here gathered organs and tissues from a brain-dead donor and transplanted them in patients with Kidney and liver failure on January 18. The procedure was led by a team of doctors, including anaesthesiologists headed by Sandeep Mishra, head of anaesthesiology and V. K. Mohan, assistant professor, and urologists led by R. Manikandan, head of the department of urology.

According to a Jipmer release on Saturday, On January 16 one Suresh (25) of Puducherry, while riding his two-wheeler, met with an accident near Madhagadipet, in Valavanur Police station limits.He sustained a severe head injury and after first aid provided at ManakulaVinayagar Medical College hospital, he was referred to JIPMER for further treatment.

He was admitted in a grave condition and was under treatment for his head injury. However, his condition did not improve and he was found to have severe irreversible brain damage.The team performed robotic-assisted partial nephrectomy on a patient with renal cancer. Jipmer is the only government hospital in South India, which provides the facilities of robotic surgery to patients, said director S.C. Parija.

Moreover, patients can avail this expensive service at a very affordable price at Jipmer in comparison to several corporate hospitals in the country. While patients are charged a whopping amount of Rs 2 to 3 lakh for such services at corporate hospitals of India, Jipmer charges only 50,000 for the same.

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