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Surgeons at Narayana Health performing a robotic-assisted ampullectomy using the da Vinci system.
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A Leap Toward a Healthier Future: Patient’s Journey Through Robotic-Assisted Surgery at Narayana Health

The face of medical innovation is not just seen in the technology or the skilled hands of surgeons, but also in the smiles and relief of patients and their families. A recent case at Narayana Health in Bengaluru exemplifies this as a 60-year-old woman underwent a pioneering robotic-assisted surgery for a complicated tumor in her pancreas.

When Mrs. Sheetal Kumari (name changed) arrived at Narayana Health, she was in severe abdominal pain. Diagnostics revealed a periampullary tumor that traditionally required a highly invasive Whipple procedure. But, in a daring move, Dr. Ashwinikumar Kudari decided to perform a robotic-assisted ampullectomy using the da Vinci system, sparing her the risks associated with the Whipple procedure.

Mrs. Kumari expressed her gratitude for the successful surgery: “I am immensely thankful to Dr. Kudari and the team at Narayana Health Hospital for their exceptional care and expertise. Initially, I was very nervous about the procedure, however, Dr. Kudari and his team did an excellent job in ensuring my safety and comfort. I’m happy that now I am healthy and better.”

Patient experience and outcomes are the true measures of progress in healthcare. This groundbreaking surgery not only eliminated the tumor but did so in a way that was minimally invasive, which means fewer complications and a faster recovery for Mrs. Kumari.

The utilization of the da Vinci system, with its precision and control, demonstrates the possibilities that lie in integrating technology into patient care.

For patients like Mrs. Kumari, these medical advancements are not just news items or statistics; they are lifelines that offer a chance at a better quality of life.

The triumph at Narayana Health is an inspiration for healthcare providers everywhere to continue pushing the boundaries of what is possible to provide the best care for their patients.



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