India’s first Centre for Excellence in Robotics opened in kerala

Published on: 04 Mar, 2015
Published under: Cochin District News, Featured, General Kerala News

The India’s first centre for excellence in robotics in medical sector was opened in Cochin, Kerala, This centre is also the first centre of Asia-Pacific Region in this cateogary.

The Centre set up at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre at Kochi (Kerala) is equipped for robotic assistance in neurosurgeries – such as epilepsy, Parkinson, brain tumours, haemorrhagic strokes, endoscopic surgery of the brain – urology, gynecology and gastrointestinal surgeries.

Speaking on the innaugration Chandy said, the facilities at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences at par with any hospital in the world obviate the necessity to go abroad for advanced treatments.

Medical Director of Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre said that “Robotic surgical assistants help specialists accomplish all surgical tasks with precision and accuracy,”.

"Amrita Hospital will provide these world-class treatments at no additional cost to the patients" he added.

erala Minister for Fisheries, Ports and Excise K. Babu, MLA Hebby Eden and Swami Purnamritananda Puri of Amritanandamayi Mutt were also present on the occasion. 

Amrita Hospital is credited with carrying out the first successful double hand transplant in South Asia, first successful treatment for acute blood cancer (myeloid leukaemia) in the country through a relatively new treatment protocol named ‘Microtransplant’ and third successful pancreas-kidney transplant in India. 

It is one of the few hospitals in the country, which has the facility for diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects and epilepsy. The Amrita Advanced Centre for Epilepsy is the first center in India to establish Stereo-EEG – a minimally invasive technique for accurately recording and studying seizures from the brain to plan curative surgery. 



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