An advanced neurosurgery unit was inaugurated at Kauvery Hospital in Chennai by Tamil Nadu Health Minister Dr C Vijayabhaskar on Wednesday, along with Air Marshall Simhakutty Varthaman, in the presence of Dr Aravindan Selvaraj, Executive Director, Kauvery Hospital, and others.
"Setting a new benchmark in adoption of technology in healthcare, Kauvery Hospital will provide comprehensive and advanced neuro and spine treatment using 3D and robotic technology. The neurosurgery department will be led by, a team of experts," a press release stated.
The hospital said that the newly unveiled 3D microscope and robotic surgical device would help in enhancing safety and précision, improved quality of outcome, decreased surgical time and chances of Infection besides effectively treating the tumour without damaging adjoining blood vessels and other tissues, in the brain and spine.
Speaking at the event, Minister Dr. C Vijayabhaskar said, “This is a commendable initiative by Kauvery Hospital to adopt advanced technology in treating brain and spine tumours. Today, technology is advanced in such a way that precision surgery is possible and that that too in the brain and spine. I am glad to know that Kauvery Hospital possess the know-how and the capability to make it accessible to the common man.”
“We are happy to have launched a high-end neurosurgery department driven by the latest technology at Kauvery Hospital. This will not only enhance the quality of neuro surgeries but also add value to the healthcare sector in the country. The 3D technology and robotic microscope will help in treating brain tumours, spinal cord tumours and spinal fixation. Visual colour coding of tumours ensures a complete removal of tumour. Similarly, virtual flow in blood vessels helps in treating vascular lesions. The neuronavigation device will help in understanding the structure and relationship of the tumour/lesion with adjoining normal tissue while operating. This device will help us deal with difficult and complex tumour locations which will help us to navigate through tumours that were once difficult or complex," said Dr Shyam Sundar Krishna, Senior Consultant, Brain and Spine Surgeon, Kauvery Hospital.
Dr. Balamurali Gopalakrishnan, who heads the Advanced Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Department in Kauvery Hospital said, “In the past decade, great advances have been made that has taken accuracy of spine treatment to a new height to avoid bad outcomes. Also known as 'computer-assisted, imageguidance,' navigation technology is advancing at a rapid rate, combined with minimally invasive techniques that has made spine surgery precise, safe and reproducible...Surgeries can even be planned 'virtually' on the computer before a procedure."
"This technology reduces the radiation exposure to patient and staff during surgery and is a precursor of Artificial Intelligence technology of the future,” he added.
“Kauvery Hospital always strives to be abreast with the latest technologies in the healthcare sector, across the world. Advancements in technology has played a huge role in changing outcomes and delivery of healthcare. Through adoption of 3D and robotic technology, the advanced neurosurgical unit at Kauvery Hospital will provide precise and error-free treatment to our patients. This will pave way for Kauvery Hospital to be a preferred destination for holistic healthcare, particularly for performing neurosurgery” said Dr Aravindan Selvaraj, Executive director, Kauvery Hospital.