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India's first robot-assisted surgery by Dr. Prem Nath Dogra at AIIMS

India's first robot-assisted surgery was conducted by Dr. Prem Nath Dogra, head and professor in the Department of Urology at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)

The robotic surgery included the removal of organs from a 50-year-old woman with urethra and bladder cancer.

The robot is called the da Vinci surgical robotic system which costs $1 million, manufactured by the California-based Intuitive Surgical. The robot managed by Dr. Dogra had four arms in which one arm of the robot with the camera and the other three manipulated the instruments.The advantages of a robotic surgery as compared to a normal surgery is that it is fast and post - operative complications are less. No heavy blood loss occurs in robotic surgery.

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