Max Hospital Saket organises multi-specialty awareness session in Agra

Continuing the momentum of providing the latest technology and best in class, state-of-the-art treatment modalities, senior clinicians from Max Hospital, Saket, New Delhi, organised a multi-disciplinary public awareness session, today.

The session highlighted about the recent advancements in minimally invasive procedures which can be in treatment for various ailments including neurosurgery, cancer of the GI tract, renal transplants and various urological ailments.

The session was organised in the presence of Dr Kapil Jain, Senior Consultant, Neurosurgery, Dr Pragnesh Desai, Principal Consultant, Department of Urology and Kidney Transplantation and Dr Manish Jain, Senior Consultant, Gastro-intestinal Oncology, from Max Hospital, Saket.

In minimally invasive procedures, smaller incisions make way for conventional open methods, making surgeries less invasive and safer. This ensures treating patients with shorter recovery periods, reduced hospital stay, early discharges and faster convalescence. Robotic surgery allows the surgeons to operate far more precisely there-by significantly lowering the chances of a human error.

“With the surgical expertise and advanced technology available, with the use of minimally invasive neurosurgical procedures, even the most complicated and hard to access, sensitive tumors can be removed with low risk involved with positive outcomes. Around 50% of the brain tumors are non-cancerous and if treated properly, enhances the outcomes with patients resuming to normal life as before. Though conventional open surgery remains an alternative, but with a serious risk of blood loss, cosmetic appeal and even permanent paralysis/ disability.  This is where such surgeries become effective and risk-free, due to minimal pain, maintaining the cosmetic appeal, precise and minimally invasive.” Said Dr Kapil Jain, Senior Consultant, Neurosurgery, Max Hospital Saket, New Delhi.  

Minimally invasive procedures are used to treat various ailments.

“With recent advancements, robotic procedures have become more safer, pertaining to the dexterity, precision and quick recovery, which has already proved to improve the outcomes in complex surgical procedures. The robotic surgery can be used for a broad range of urological problems. Some of the procedures being routinely done with da Vinci Surgical Robot include radical prostatectomy, radical cystectomy, partial nephrectomy, renal transplant as well as reconstructive surgeries of urinary system such as pyeloplasty, ureteric re-implantation, vesico-vagninal fistula repair, bladder augmentation, and more. The advantages are especially evident in managing cases of prostate cancer (good cancer clearance with better functional outcomes) and small kidney tumors (the tumor is completely removed along with saving normal kidney)” said Dr Pragnesh Desai, Principal Consultant – Department of Urology & Kidney Transplantation, Max Hospital Saket, New Delhi.

Talking about use of minimally invasive procedures in treating Gastro intestinal ailments, Dr Manish Jain, Principal Consultant- Gastro-intestinal Oncology, Max Hospital Saket, New Delhi said: “Robotic and laparoscopic surgeries are performed by making small key-hole like incisions. The most common tumors which are treated by laparoscopy or robotic surgeries are colon or rectal cancers, stomach cancer, esophagus (food pipe) cancer, liver, pancreas and gall bladder cancers. Laparoscopy or Robotic surgeries also helps us to work in some deeper confined spaces of abdomen particularly deep pelvis.”


With recent advancements and improved territorial connectivity, any patient from this region, in case of emergency can reach Max Hospital, Saket in a much shorter span of time. It has been an endeavour of the leading healthcare provider to ensure easy and speedy access to quality healthcare services for patients.