Citizens Specialty Hospital Successfully Performed Robot-assisted Renal Transplant Surgery

Citizens Specialty Hospital Successfully Performed Robot-assisted Renal Transplant Surgery

~ 56-year-old Mother donates kidney to save the life of her son~

Hyderabad, May19th, 2022: Citizens Specialty Hospital attained yet another milestone by performing Da Vinci X Robot-assisted Renal Transplant Recipient Surgery in Hyderabad. TheRenal Transplantwas led by one of the top Urologists, Dr. Mallikarjuna Reddy, Senior Consultant, Urology, Citizens Specialty Hospital assisted by Dr. Banu Teja Reddy, Junior Consultant, Urology, Citizens Specialty Hospital, along with Dr.Seerapani Gopaluni, Consultant, Nephrologists, Citizens Specialty Hospital and Dr. Venu Gopal Kulkarni, Consultant, Anesthesiologist, Citizens Specialty Hospital.

The 56-year-old mother donated her kidney to save the life of her 32-year-old son suffering from Kidney failure. Robot-Assisted Kidney Transplantation (RAKT) isa minimally invasive techniqueto prevent postoperative pain, infection, and faster recovery for both the donor and recipient/patient. A high level of expertise is required to perform the procedure. Robotic surgery, RAKT is performed by transplant surgeons with extensive training and experience in robotics and transplant surgery. Robotic surgery allows kidney transplantation to be performed under optimal operative conditions. It allows for a small incision and decreases the probability of infection and hernia. It has very minimal pain and allows the patient to recover faster than open surgery.

Dr. Prabhakar P, Regional Chief Operating Officer, said, “In the Indian population, kidney diseases are on the rise. The most common kidney disease is a chronic kidney disease that affects about 10 percent of the world’s population. Supported with extensive training and experience, CitizensSpecialty Hospital offers Laparoscopic-assisted Nephrectomy and Robot-assisted Renal Transplant Surgeries to ensure minimal pain with faster recovery for both the donor & the patient. Citizens Specialty Hospital is committed to offering best-in-class clinical expertise, technological superiority, and service excellence for all our patients.A multi-disciplinary care program was backed by the latest technology and international standard treatment protocols.”

Elaborating on the procedure, Dr. Mallikarjuna Reddy, Senior Consultant, Urology, Citizen Specialty Hospital said, “India is now becoming the hub for Robotic Transplants with almost 1000+ robotically assisted procedures conducted in the recent years. Although a few centers like Gujrat, and Delhi are offering Robotic surgery for kidney transplantation, with American Oncology Institute South is catching up on the technology. We have performed laparoscopic-assisted Nephrectomy for the donor and Robot-assisted Renal Transplant Surgery for the recipient. With minimally invasive surgery, the chances of the patient getting a hernia are lower and morbidity is less. As these surgeries are more precise and only one 1-inchincision is made, leaving the patient with hidden scars.”

Citizens Specialty Hospital provides specialty healthcare based on world-class standards of care and evidence-based protocols across a broad range of medical specialties for inpatients and outpatients. The hospital offers a wide range of services including prevention, screening, assessment, and treatment.Experts from more than 30 specialties and super-specialties make up the Citizens Specialty Hospital team. Specialists with extensive knowledge, training, and tools offer patients a broad range of cutting-edge therapy options, diagnostic procedures, preventive medical advice, and personalized attention, all aimed at achieving the best possible outcome for each patient.Citizens Specialty Hospital introduced E-ONE emergency services that havethe lifesaving infrastructure, internationally approved emergency protocols, and a multi-disciplinary approach to providing care that ensures patient optimum changes of stabilization and fast recovery.

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