HCG EKO Cancer Centre Kolkata performs complex robot-assisted right hepatectomy

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Kolkata: HCG EKO Cancer Centre in Kolkata, recently performed the complex robot-assisted right hepatectomy on a 65-years-old Mr. Pankaj (name changed), who was suffering from liver cancer. The successful surgery was performed by Dr. S. K. Bala, Senior Surgical Oncologist, HCG Kolkata and Dr. Devendra Parikh, Senior Robotic Cancer Surgeon, HCG Ahmedabad, marking a historic milestone for the first time in Eastern India.

Mr. Pankaj faced a frightening challenge at the age of 65 when he started suffering from excessive weight loss and weakness. After an initial diagnosis at a private hospital in Kolkata, it was revealed that the patient was suffering from stage 2 liver cancer and then he was referred to HCG EKO Cancer Centre.

The patient presented himself to HCG EKO Cancer Centre Kolkata and was referred to Dr. S.K. Bala. He was further suggested certain clinical tests to understand upon his current stage of medical condition. Post evaluation of his test reports, Dr. Bala considered the complexity of his case and advised him to undergo a robotic- assisted surgery known for its precision and minimal invasive approach.

The patient underwent the robot assisted Right Hepatectomy surgery which was performed by Dr. S.K. Bala, Dr. Devendra Parikh, and their team of doctors. This surgery is considered one of the most intricate and challenging procedures in the medical field as it involved the removal of 60-70% of the liver, leaving only 30-40% of the normal liver behind. Liver cancers are rare, and operable cases are even rarer, making this robotic surgery a complex one.

Dr. S. K. Bala said, “As a medical professional, every case presents its unique challenges, and this case also came with its own set of complexities. This successful robotic surgery marks a turning point in our approach to liver malignancies. The use of advanced and cutting-edge technologies not only enhances precision but also significantly reduces postoperative complications, allowing for a smoother and quicker recovery.”

Dr. S. K. Bala said, “In the case of Mr. Pankaj, he was up and walking within 48 hours post-surgery and was discharged on the 7th day. This takes lesser stay compared to traditional open surgical approaches, which typically require a hospital stay of 10 to 14 days. This case underscores the power of innovation in healthcare and fuels our commitment to pushing boundaries for the benefit of our patients.”

With this successful surgery, HCG EKO Cancer Centre, Kolkata stands at the forefront of advancing medical care in Eastern India, pioneering innovative technological solutions for the benefit of patients facing complex cancer health challenges.

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