PANAJI: Robotic Surgery has always been a thought of the far-fetched future, residing somewhere in a notion or thought, but today we witness the realization of that vision in the state of Goa. With advanced technologies crafted every day, Robotic Surgery conveniently performs complex procedures with ease and benefits the patient greatly in terms of post-surgery care and comfort.
FARIS – Fellowship in Advanced Robotic & Innovative Surgery, held their first inauguration at the Fairfield by Marriotts, Benaulim, on 20th January 2023. The event began with the welcoming of the dignitaries; Shri Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar, Governor of Himachal Pradesh, Dr. Chandrakant Shetye, MLA of Bicholim Constituency, Goa and Shri Ujjal Bhuyan, Chief Justice of the High Court for the State of Telangana.
They also welcomed the internationally invited members starting with Dr. Ranjan Sudan, Professor of Surgery & Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, from Duke University of School Medicine in North Carolina, USA, Dr. C.N Tang, Chief of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Consultant Surgeon, Chief of service in Department of Surgery, Director of Minimal Access Surgery Training Centre, Hong Kong, China Dr. Enrique Elli, Consultant Division of General Surgery, from the Department of Surgery Mayo Clinic, USA. Dr. S. Selvasekar, Consultant Colorectal and Laparoscopic Surgeon from The Christie NHS Foundation Trust Manchester, United Kingdom.
Dr. Subhash Khanna, President of ARIS took over to share a few words of encouragement stating; “It is truly wonderful to be seeing so many like-minded people sitting together to create a healthier tomorrow. I hope this day brings you much-needed knowledge, guidance and visions of better medical healthcare backed by the power of technology. We are bringing the future closer to us as we all gather here in learning, creating and using science with technology to enhance the medical sector. This will allow doctors to work with more precision for complex procedures, along with greater flexibility and more control. As this fellowship sheds light on the great advantage, it is a greater joy for patients as it will assure shorter hospital stays, less risk of infections, less blood loss and most of all less pain during the recovery stage. I wish FARIS all the best in doing their best.”
The event opened its doors virtually from November 2022- December 2022 with the online session by the Faculty that covered topics like the Introduction to Robotic Surgery by Prof. Subhash Khanna, Robotic Hardware by Prof. S. M. Hazarika, Robotic Upper GI Surgery by Dr. Arun Prasad, Training and Credentialing in Robotic Surgery by Dr. Vivek Bindal and much more. With a practical approach in Goa, FARIS sessions will be going on until 21st January 2023, bringing together medical and scientific enthusiasts for three days.
Topics such as Surgical challenges and advantages, Dissection techniques in General, Simulation Surgery – Specialty Specific; followed by Master Videos on Robotic TARM by Dr. Arun Prasad, Robotic Esophagectomy by Dr. Raj Nagarkar, Robotic Nephrectomy by Dr. Prasanna Venkatesh, Robotic Ca-Rectum – TME – by Dr. Avanish Saklani, Trans Oral Thyroid by Dr. Amit Agarwal, Robotic High Para aortic Lymphadenectomy by Dr. Somashekar SP and the Tips & Tricks of Establishing a Robotic Unit.