Apollo Cancer Centres offers Advanced Robotic Surgery Treatment for Colorectal Cancers in Andhra Pradesh with Specialized Surgeons

 

Visakhapatnam Apollo Cancer Centres (ACC), ranked among the top super specialty hospitals, offering advanced tertiary care in Oncology, Neurology and Neurosurgery, among others, offers Advanced Robotic surgery treatment for Colorectal Cancers in Andhra Pradesh with Specialized Surgeons

Colorectal cancers are the seventh most common cancers in India and it is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in women and third most common in men. As per the recent data provided by Globocan India 2020 , over 31,000 new cases have been registered last year with a high mortality rates.

Timely diagnosis is highly important in deciding the course of treatment. Many cancers, like colon and rectum, have been extensively researched and therefore can be treated well if diagnosed on time. Apollo Cancer Centre, Visakhapatnam, brings the specialized team under the Guidance of Dr Venkatesh Munikrishnan, Senior Consultant – Colorectal Surgery, Apollo hospitals, Chennai, credited with highest robotic colorectal surgeries in India with Dr T Narayana Rao, Senior Consultant–Surgical Gastroenterology & Robotic Surgeon, Apollo Cancer Centres and Former professor & Chief Surgeon, Andhra Medical College, King George Hospital, Visakhapatnam and Dr Karthik Chandra Vallam, Consultant- Surgical Oncologist & Robotic Surgeon, Apollo Cancer Centres Visakhapatnam. Dr Karthik is the first surgeon in Vizag trained in advanced colorectal robotic surgery from Sunnyvale, San Francisco and Keck Medical Centre, Los Angeles.

Commenting on the Occasion, Dr. Venkatesh Munikrishnan, MBBS, MRCS, FRCS, Senior Consultant -Colorectal Surgery, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, said “One of the most common forms of gastrointestinal malignancies across the world is colorectal cancer (CRC). The main problem is that it is generally identified only once the disease has progressed to the advanced stages. I have been performing surgery for rectal cancers for close to 25 years in all its iterations- open, laparoscopic and now robot assisted. From a patient outcome perspective, robotic-assisted surgeries can result in faster recovery, shorter hospital stays, quicker return of bowel function and less blood loss. Surgeons at Apollo Cancer Centres perform delicate and complex procedures for colorectal cancer surgeries seamlessly. Our experts in cancer at Apollo Cancer Centres are committed to providing patients with the best treatment and care.

Commenting on the occasion, Dr T Narayana Rao, MS, FICS, FACS, FRCS (GLASGOW), Senior Consultant–Surgical Gastroenterology & Robotic Surgeon, Apollo Cancer Centres, and Former professor & Chief Surgeon, Andhra Medical College, King George Hospital, Visakhapatnam said, “Colorectal cancers are the seventh most common cancers in India. The mainstay of treatment for colorectal cancer is surgery and minimally invasive techniques such as robotic colorectal surgery is the latest treatment. The Robot-assisted surgery has its own advantages compared to the open or laparoscopic surgeries. At Apollo Cancer Centres we are always on the lookout for enhancing patient care by making optimum use of technology and specialized units”.

 

Commenting on the occasion, Dr. Karthik Chandra Vallam, MS, Mch, DNB, Consultant- Surgical Oncologist & Robotic Surgeon, Apollo Cancer Centres, Visakhapatnam, said, “As far as the treatment of colorectal cancer is concerned, it depends on a variety of factors. In the early stages of colorectal cancer, it might be possible for the surgeon to remove cancerous polyps through surgery. Robotic surgeries are ideal for procedures that require deep incisions. Robot-assisted surgery integrates advanced computer technology and provides the surgeon with a 10x magnified, high definition, 3D-image of the body’s intricate anatomy. The controls in the console allow the surgeon to manipulate special surgical instruments that are smaller, as well as more flexible and manoeuvrable than the human hand.”

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