City doc makes history
City doc makes history

Performs 100 robotic myomectomies 

Jubilee Hills: Apollo Hospitals announced the reaching of a rare milestone by performing over 100 Robot Assisted Myomectomies. Sharing details of the same here on Monday it was informed that city-based Dr Rooma Sinha, Senior Consultant Gynaecologist, Minimal Access and Robotic Surgeon, Apollo Health City accomplished this distinction of performing the largest series of the surgeries in South Asia.

After congratulating the doctor, Sangita Reddy, Jt Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals, said, “Robot assisted surgery enables greater reach, maneuverability, very little blood loss and minimises internal disruption. This technique will become the mainstream in due course.” 

“Fibroids in the uterus are the most common noncancerous tumours in young women of reproductive age. It causes heavy bleeding leading to anemia, pelvic pain, pressure and pain in periods. They can be responsible for infertility and affect the quality of life. Current management strategies are mainly surgical as medical options are limited. Open surgery is commonly performed for women with large or multiple fibroids. However, removing large fibroids by traditional laparoscopy has been challenging,” shared Dr Sinha.

Starting in 1996, Dr Sinha perfected laparoscopic techniques that enabled removal of such fibroids by laparoscopy in close to 70 per cent of patients. However, that still left a section of women with difficult fibroids that just could not be managed by this technique.

“It is in this setting that the advent of robot assisted surgery has come as a major technological advance that can complement the skills of a surgeon. Approved for gynaecological surgery in 2005 in the USA, the technology was acquired by Apollo Health City in 2012. With magnified 3D vision, incredible human wrist like maneuverability, the robot quickly enabled us to extend this minimally invasive technology to even the most technically challenging cases,” she said.

“In fact, subsequent experience has now shown that precision suturing of the uterus allows these women to safely become pregnant and deliver a child,” said the doctor.