Robotic surgery was successfully done by doctors at a private hospital in Guwahati to remove a big splenic cyst while preserving the spleen of a 13-year-old kid.
The splenic cyst was successfully removed by a team led by Dr. Subhash Khanna, a laparoscopic, bariatric, and robotic surgeon.
“Because the spleen is such a vascular organ, the odds of bleeding were really significant,” Khanna explained.
The patient was diagnosed with cholelithiasis (gallstone disease) and splenomegaly (enlarged spleen), as well as a large splenic hilar cyst (15 cm x 11 cm) that could be felt clinically.
Meanwhile, doctors advised the youngster and his parents that the spleen is an important immunological organ that filters blood, fights germs in the blood, and removes old or damaged red blood cells.
On Thursday, a team of professionals led by Khanna performed robotic surgery deroofing and excision of the enormous splenic cyst.
First Robotic Surgery in Northeast
According to a statement released by Swagata Super Specialty Hospital, where the robotic surgery was performed, this is the first of its kind in the Northeast.
“At Swagat Super Speciality Surgical Institute, many such splenic tear cases have been treated with arterial embolization in the recent past. However, this is the first instance in the entire North East region where such a large splenic cyst has been treated robotically preserving the spleen at the same time in a child,” the statement said.
Robotic surgery is a process in which the surgeon controls mechanical arms with the use of surgical instruments and a camera, avoiding the need for big incisions.