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Venkateshwar Hospital, Delhi successfully performs first urology procedure in north India using Medtronic Hugo™ robotic-assisted surgery system

• Reconstructive surgery (Pyeloplasty) performed on 25-year-old patient
• First hospital in North India to install Medtronic Hugo™ Robotic-Assisted Surgery (RAS) system

New Delhi, 09 November 2022: Venkateshwar Hospital, Delhi’s leading multi-super speciality hospital, and India Medtronic Private Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT), today announced the first urological procedure performed using the Hugo™ robotic-assisted surgery (RAS) system in north India.

The landmark procedure was performed by an expert team led by Dr (Maj. Gen) D V Singh, Director & Head, Department of Urology & Renal Transplant at Venkateshwar Hospital. The 25-year-old patient had left side PUJ (Pelvic Ureteric Junction) obstruction and a hugely enlarged kidney with compromised renal function. He underwent robotic-assisted laparoscopic reconstructive surgery (pyeloplasty) with stent, leading to successful preservation of the compromised function of his left kidney and was discharged from the hospital after two days.
Venkateshwar has also performed the first cystoprostatectomy in Asia Pacific region with the HugoTM RAS system. In this procedure, the bladder and prostate glands along with surrounding lymph nodes were removed through a minimally invasive procedure and the patient was discharged from the hospital after four days.

Mr. Kamal Solanki, CEO, Venkateshwar Hospitals said, “The introduction of robotic assisted surgery reinforces our commitment to adopt cutting-edge technologies and deliver high-quality clinical services and uncompromised patient care. The new technology complements the expertise of our clinicians and help us enhance treatment offerings to cater to the growing need of our national and international patients.”

Talking about the first surgery, Dr. Y P Bhatia, Chairman Advisory Council, Venkateshwar Hospitals said, “These procedures mark an important step forward in bringing the benefits of robotic-assisted surgery to many more patients whose health conditions require surgical treatment in specialties such as Urology, Gynecology, and General Surgery. I believe we are now entering a new phase of providing greater access, flexibility, and care to our patients.”

Dr (Maj. Gen) D V Singh, Director & Head, Department of Urology & Renal Transplant, Venkateshwar Hospital said, “The Hugo™ RAS system from Medtronic is a state-of-the-art platform in the surgical armamentarium that will empower the specialties to undertake complex procedures through minimal access with enhanced flexibility and high precision. We at Venkateshwar Hospital feel privileged in offering high quality surgical solutions to our patients especially those suffering from challenging surgical conditions.”

“Every patient in India deserves access to quality care and the benefits of minimally invasive surgery. Robotic-assisted surgery is key to making that possible. Medtronic technologies like the Hugo™ RAS system are creating a bold new era in healthcare, and we are happy to partner with Venkateshwar Hospitals to help patients when they need it the most,” said Madan Krishnan, Vice President & Managing Director, Medtronic India.

The HugoTM RAS system is a modular, multi-quadrant platform designed for a broad range of soft-tissue procedures. It combines wristed instruments, 3D visualization, and Touch Surgery™ Enterprise, a cloud-based surgical video capture and management solution, with dedicated support teams specializing in robotics program optimization, service, and training. The Hugo™ RAS system and Touch Surgery™ Enterprise are designed to bring the benefits of minimally invasive surgery — fewer complications, smaller scars, shorter hospital stays, and a faster return to normal activities1–3,† — to more patient around the world. And, in doing so, help address global inequities in access to care.

About Venkateshwar Hospitals:
Venkateshwar Hospitals is a group of Healthcare Institutions that integrates hospital care with research and education. Leading the way in the education sector for long, this is another initiative that envisions great medical facilities with uncompromised care par excellence. Venkateshwar Hospital is an establishment of Venkateshwar Group located in the heart of Dwarka Sub city in Delhi. Venkateshwar Hospital brings across a unique combination of the most qualified doctors and best-in-class technology. Till date the Hospital has successfully touched & healed millions of lives, performed over 30000+ successful surgeries, 10000+ cardiac procedures, 9000+ orthopaedic procedures and 7000+ deliveries. It is a center of excellence for Oncology, Kidney, Liver & Bone Marrow Transplant. It is poised to become the largest corporate hospital in South-West Delhi with launch of a dedicated Cancer Hospital, later this year.
About Medtronic:
Bold thinking. Bolder actions. We are Medtronic. Medtronic plc, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is the leading global healthcare technology company that boldly attacks the most challenging health problems facing humanity by searching out and finding solutions. Our Mission — to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life — unites a global team of 90,000+ passionate people across 150 countries. Our technologies and therapies treat 70 health conditions and include cardiac devices, surgical robotics, insulin pumps, surgical tools, patient monitoring systems, and more. Powered by our diverse knowledge, insatiable curiosity, and desire to help all those who need it, we deliver innovative technologies that transform the lives of two people every second, every hour, every day. Expect more from us as we empower insight-driven care, experiences that put people first, and better outcomes for all. In everything we do, we are engineering the extraordinary.
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