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City doc uses robotic arm to operate woman 35km away

DNAHM124944 | 12/6/2018 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :359 | Health

In first Dr Tejas Patel performs world’s first-in-human telerobotic coronary intervention

A patient 35km away in a hospital was operated upon by interventional cardiologist Dr Tejas Patel from the Akshardham temple in Gandhinagar.
Dr Patel performed what is believed to be the world's first in-human telerobotic coronary intervention. It was performed on a woman from Kalol who had a blockage in one of the arteries and the operation involved using a balloon to open the blockage. Dr Patel operated the robot remotely to gain entry into the artery and insert the balloon that would open the blockage.
Speaking after the surgery, Dr Patel said that technologies such as this would eventually help specialist operate on patients even in remote areas. "With just a cath lab and paramedics we can have one specialist for
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