77 year old cancer patient undergoes robotic surgery
Kochi: Cancer tumor in 77-year-old woman removed using robotic surgery in a private hospital in the city
Chemotherapy ruled out because cancer was first diagnosed at age 74
A woman having chemotherapy will not be able to cope with it.
Ovarian cancer had a recurrence during a follow-up investigation in 2017.
Surgical removal of the tumor was the only option left.
That's when Dr Anupama R, Clinical Professor, Gynecologic Oncology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences suggested robotic surgery.1
Oncological surgeries tend to be more complex than routine gynecological surgeries.
The average duration of surgery is 1 to 2 hours.
In countries such as the US and UK, robotic surgery is being offered for routine procedures as well.