LUCKNOW: Doctors at Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences used a medical robot to remove thyroid cancer. Official statement from the institute claimed that the method adopted was used for the first time in any government institution in India.
Sharing details, endocrine surgeon who led the procedure, Prof Gyan Chand, said that a 21-year-old woman from Prayagraj had a thyroid lump in her neck, which was increasing continuously.
Lumps in patient’s neck removed without incision
After necessary tests at Kamla Nehru Cancer Hospital in Prayagraj, the doctors there told the family that it was a lump and it was malignant. Due to these complications, its surgery was not possible without making an incision in the throat. In such a situation, the patient and his family were very disappointed as this would leave the incision marks after the surgery,” he said, adding that the patient was referred to SGPGI.
“After necessary tests, it was found that the patient had papillary thyroid cancer, which could be removed by robotic method. Thereafter, we briefed the family about the option and obtained their consent. Accordingly, the procedure was undertaken in which many lumps, including the cancerous thyroid gland, in the patient’s neck were removed without making any incision,” said Prof Chand who was accompanied by Dr Abhishek Prakash, Dr Sara Idris and Dr Reinel. Dr Sujit Gautam from the anaesthesiology department gave full support to the team.

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