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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 240-245

Robotic surgery: India is not ready yet


Dept. of Urology, KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012, India

Correspondence Address:
Girish G Nelivigi
Dept. of Urology, KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-1591.33443

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Robotic surgery is one of the most significant advances in urology in recent years. It promises to make urological surgeries safer with far superior results as compared to laparoscopic or open surgeries. It holds great promise for the surgeons and patients alike. However like any other technological advance, it too comes with a heavy price tag. Aggressive marketing by the manufacturers and urologists may lead to unethical practices. This article analyses the applicability of robotics to urology and India in particular taking into consideration the financial aspects involved. At present, the scope for robotics in India is limited because of cost considerations. The future of robotic surgery in India also will depend on the same factor.


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