+91 819 719 6622 [email protected]

I am delighted to share the exciting news that Dr. Sathyaki Nambala and his esteemed team have accomplished the first-ever “Robotic Aortic Valve Replacement” in India. This remarkable achievement marks a significant advancement in cardiac surgery and underscores the pioneering efforts of Dr. Nambala and his team at Apollo Hospitals, BG Road.

Pioneering Robotic Heart Surgery Program

Under the visionary leadership of Dr. Nambala, Apollo Hospitals initiated its Robotic Heart Surgery program in 2019. Since its inception, the team has performed over 250 Robotic Cardiac Surgeries, ranging from complex Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement to Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) closure, and now, the groundbreaking Robotic Aortic Valve Replacement.

A Unique Case: Overcoming Challenges

The recent achievement involved a 60-year-old gentleman diagnosed with calcific Aortic Valve with severe stenosis, coupled with significant heart dysfunction (EF – 30%). Complicating matters, the patient also presented with a chest wall deformity, posing challenges for traditional surgical approaches.

Robotic Aortic Valve Replacement: Precision and Innovation

On January 10th, the patient underwent Robotic Aortic Valve Replacement using advanced robotic technology. The procedure, facilitated by two 8mm ports inserted along specific intercostal spaces, provided exceptional magnified vision of the Aortic annulus, ensuring precision and safety throughout the surgery. Importantly, the robotic approach eliminated the need for rib spreading, reducing postoperative pain significantly, and making it particularly suitable for patients with chest wall deformities.

Swift Recovery and Enhanced Patient Experience

Following the procedure, the patient was extubated just six hours later and discharged on Postoperative Day 3, highlighting the rapid recovery and enhanced patient experience associated with Robotic Aortic Valve Replacement.

Advancing Cardiac Care with Robotic Surgery

The successful completion of the first Robotic Aortic Valve Replacement in India underscores the transformative potential of robotic-assisted cardiac surgery. With its superior visualization, reduced postoperative pain, and applicability to complex cases, robotic surgery represents a significant leap forward in cardiac care, offering patients improved outcomes and a more comfortable recovery journey.

Conclusion: Dr. Sathyaki Nambala and his team’s pioneering work in robotic cardiac surgery continues to redefine the landscape of cardiac care in India. Through their commitment to innovation and excellence, they are not only pushing the boundaries of what is possible but also offering renewed hope and improved quality of life to patients with complex cardiac conditions.

× How can I help you?