JIPMER have completed over 1300 RAS with one surgical robot


Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, a leading govt. medical college located at Puducherry, announced that it has become the first govt. hospital in south India to complete 1300 robotic-assisted surgery procedures. They have achieved this milestone within 5 years of installing one of the leading RAS technologies, Da Vinci by Intuitive Surgical.Around 60% of patients who had undergone RAS procedures at JIPMER are from Tamil Nadu and 30% are from other southern states.  

There are around 25 surgeons from different disciplines who are highly skilled to perform Robotic Surgery using the Da Vinci system. Even though there’s only a single RAS unit at JIPMER, the surgeons could provide world class treatment to alleviate complexities associated with Rectum cancer, Upper GI Cancer, Oesophagus Cancer, Urological cancers, Complex Pediatric Surgeries and many more.

Commenting on this milestone, Dr. Lalgudi Narayanan Dorairajan, Medical Superintendent, JIPMER said, “ More than 90% of our patient base belongs to the lower income group, and we are grateful that we could treat many of them with robotic-assisted surgery. The da Vinci Surgical System has assisted us in providing better surgical outcomes to them, with more focus on patient safety. The completion of more than 1300 successful robotic surgeries attests to our commitment to provide the most advanced and highest quality of care to all sections of community, and we will continue to do that.”

Mandeep Singh Kumar, VP and GM, Intuitive India commented, “We are privileged to be part of this exemplary journey alongside JIPMER for ensuring the benefits of robotic assisted surgery to a larger cross-section of society. The milestone of 1300 RAS procedures in a Government hospital demonstrates JIPMER’s dedication to providing quality care through adoption of the latest technologies and serving the best interests of the patient community. It is also encouraging to see that JIPMER has ensured that more than 20 surgeons are trained in robotic-assisted surgery and are equipped to do robotic surgeries across different surgical specialities."

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