Mangaluru: A 65-year-old man hailing from Sullia Taluk who was diagnosed with pancreas cancer underwent a major surgery called WHIPPLE PD, which involves removal of multiple organs and major reconstruction. The surgery was done at A.J. Hospital with an advanced state of the art robot by a team of Doctors; Gastro Onco-surgeons Dr. Rohan Shetty and Dr. Ashwin Alva, supported by Anaesthetist Dr. Harish Karanth and Medical Gastroenterologist Dr. Raghavendra Prasad. The patient had an excellent recovery and was discharged within 7 days of surgery.
This is the first of its kind robotic Whipple surgery for Coastal Karnataka with only a few centres in India achieving this milestone till now. “A.J. Hospital & Research Centre wishes to do many more such advanced surgeries in future for the benefit of the Coastal Karnataka population,” stated the press release.
Robotic surgeries are the latest advances in medical care helping in precision surgeries, faster recovery and lesser morbidity.