Here’s good news for bladder cancer patients: Safdarjung Hospital has started treatment with laser technology for bladder cancer patients.
Hospital authorities claim that 120 Watt Holmium Laser machine is the first machine bought in India from Israel to operate patients with laser effects to cure cancer.
This highly advanced equipment is priced Rs 1.5 crore. According to the doctors here, patients here have the waiting list for about two years. Doctors are cherishing this development for patient care on the occasion of international prostate cancer awareness month where surgeons at Safdarjung Hospital have done 15 live surgeries to demonstrate this procedure to the 400 doctors from six countries including the US, France, Belgium, and Turkey.
Harish Pant, 63, is one such patient who underwent live surgery and is very much contended with the attempt of doctors here. Harish, hails from Bihar and when he came to Delhi for the treatment, it could not be done at RML and AIIMS.
Dr Anup Kumar, HOD, urology and renal transplant, Safdarjang Hospital told Mail Today, “This is the first collaboration between Urology Society of India and Society of Urology Robotic Surgeons, USA in the country for a very noble cause. We are just focusing on the motto of our Prime Minister – ‘worldclass health infrastructure with worldclass expertise at minimal cost’ to all poor population of India.”
“Robotic and 3D laparoscopic, radical prostatectomy, partial nephrectomy, radical, nephrectomy, radical nephroureterectomy, radical cystectomy with intracorporeal, neobladder, adrenalectomy, robot assisted MRI fusion prostate biopsy, robotic HIFU, hyperthermia intravesical chemotherapy.
“HIVAC for bladder cancer and robotic HIFU for prostate cancer and 120 Watt holmium laser for bladder cancer were demonstrated for the first time in India,” said Dr Kumar.
Dr Jagdish Parsad, DGHS, informed Mail Today, “The hospital is going to have the facility of robotic system at the department of urology and renal transplant and will provide best health care to all poor patients from across India, of various urological cancers (prostate, kidney, bladder) including renal transplant.”
At present, there are more than 100 patients with urological cancer waiting for treatment the waiting time is more than a year.