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Robotic Neobladder Another Milestone
Beyond Conventional Surgery for Bladder Cancer
Besides many pioneering work done at Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre, urologist of Surgical Oncology Department has designed the first complete Robotic Neobladder. Bladder cancer is the 2nd commonest urological cancer in India after Prostate Cancer.Delhi Cancer Registry reports approximately 400 cases every year. RGCI&RC registers 250 cases of bladder cancer per year. Whenever there is deeper penetration of cancer into muscles of the bladder, the treatment of choice is surgery. Most urologists perform open surgery. Dr.S.K.Rawal, Director, Surgical Oncology was the first to perform robotic removal of the bladder in India.Patients need artificial urinary pouch after removal of the bladder. First time in India, this pouch called neobladder has been reconstructed inside the abdomen through robots. There are definite advantages of complete Robotic Neobladder, said Dr. Rawal who is also credited to many pioneering works in the field of Uro-Gynae Oncology. After the surgery, recovery of the patient is fast by total Intracorporeal Robotic Neobladder and they go home early. There is also very less blood loss. Robotic Neobladder is an evolving surgery done in only few high volume centres in the world and Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre is now one of them. Maximum numbers of radical surgeries related to urinary bladder cancer are performed at RGCI & RC in the country. With high end technologies and the expertise, we can resort to these surgeries with results and complications equal to that reported in literature by the best institutes in the world.
Urinary Pouch made from intestines