Continental Hospitals in Hyderabad Introduces an Advanced Robotic Surgery Technique
Continental Hospitals in Hyderabad has successfully performed a Robotic Thymectomy Surgery on a 60-year-old patient. The patient was rushed to the emergency room with a myasthenic crisis and was placed on a ventilator. The patient was suffering from an enlargement of the left thymus gland with a growth called Thymoma, which caused her neurological condition of Myasthenia Gravis, an acute muscle weakness.
Dr. Pradeep Rachakonda, a Cardiothoracic Surgeon, suggested a robotic procedure instead of a traditional invasive one due to the complications associated with the patient and her comorbidities that made an invasive procedure very risky. The robotic procedure offered several advantages over traditional surgery, including minimal trauma and faster recovery. With the surgical robot, the procedure was done through placing minimally invasive ports in the chest region, avoiding the need to break the sternum (breastbone) to access the chest cavity.
Following the successful procedure, the patient was moved to the cardiac ICU and is now recuperating well. Continental Hospitals’ Robotic Surgery team has been performing several surgeries in Urology, Gastroenterology, Oncology, and Gynaecology with a steadfast commitment to patients with outcomes and understanding that advanced robotic procedures aid in faster patient-recovery and overall clinical outcomes.