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15 robotic surgeons from India to attend global symposium organised by US-based Vattikuti Foundation

Bangalore,November 7, 2022: Fifteen eminent Robotic Surgeons from  the Indian healthcare system have been invited to a global symposium in Miami with the theme ‘Humans at the Cutting Edge of Robotic Surgery’.
The symposium to be held on November 19, 2022 will be attended by participants from 20 countries.

Organized by Michigan-headquartered Robotic Surgery evangelist Vattikuti Foundation, the symposium will have over 100 specialist oncology surgeons representing the fields of Orthopaedics, Gastroenterology, Gynaecology, Urology, Head and Neck surgery sharing their experiences in performing successful cancer interventions and devising innovative procedures.  
In addition to India, surgeons from Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, Spain, Turkey and the USA will present procedures created by them using the surgical robots as well as joint replacement.  These innovative procedures for soft tissue cancers and joint replacement surgeries will be assessed to generate new standards of care based on improved patient outcomes. 
The highlight of the symposium will be a session on how surgical precision improves patient outcomes by Dr Mani Menon, Chief of Strategy and Innovation, Department of Urology, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York; Dr Alex Mottrie, Head of Urology, OLV Hospital, Aaist, Belgium, Dr Alberto Piana, Clinical Research Fellow, Fundacio Puigvert, Barcelona, Spain and Dr Ash Tewari, Professor and Chairman of Urology, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York.
Says Dr Mahendra Bhandari, CEO, Vattikuti Foundation and Director Robotic Research and Education, Vattikuti Urology Institute, Henry Ford Hospital, Michigan: While a surgical robot uses technology to improve patient outcomes several fold it is surgeons who continuously innovate to create procedures with better outcomes. This is precisely why the symposium presents an opportunity to learn from eminent robotic surgeons, we call ‘humans at the cutting edge of technology’.”
In keeping with the advances in technology there will be a session on the First Robotic Continuing Medical Education (CME) in Europe with Augmented Reality Tools by Dr Thalia Petropoulou, Colorectal Surgeon, Aretaieio University/Euroclinic, Athens, Greece.
This conference is special as Vattikuti Foundation chairpersons Raj and Padma Vattikuti, urologists Dr Mani Menon and Vattikuti Foundation CEO Dr Mahendra Bhandari will together for the first since featuring in the Smithsonian Museum of American History that recognizes the efforts of diverse organizations and individuals coming together to forge growth, prosperity and innovation to the United States and take it back to the country of their origin.
The winners of first K.S. International Robotic Surgery Innovation competition -- Dr Jihad Kaouk, Department of Urology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Dr Sandeep Nayak, Director, Surgical Oncology, Fortis Cancer Institute, Bengaluru and team of Dr Alberto Piana, Dr Paolo Verri, and Dr Alberto Breda of Oncology Urology and Kidney Transplant Surgery, FundacioĢ Puigvert, Barcelona, Spain -- will be presented their cash awards.