Robotic Surgery in Children

Noted robotic pediatric surgeon Dr. Venkat Sripathi, Consultant at Apollo Children’s Hospital, presents some of his ideas about da Vinci robot use and technique for children. He narrates video of an Appendico-vesicotomy he performed with the robot (RALAV). Also included are PowerPoints about parental feedback, age limits and other factors. “We definitely need aggressive marketing,” says Dr. Sripathi, who also claims that there are so many other procedures that the robot can be used for to benefit children. Since insurance coverage is a factor in some surgery decisions, he advocates cost-saving methods to help make robotics more affordable for all. Lecture with Robotic video, Photo and PowerPoints.