20 July 2019
World’s First Punjabi Surgeon to practice Robotic Knee Replacement Surgery, Dr. Avtar Singh, Chief Orthopaedic Surgeon, Amandeep Group of Hospital, Amritsar, who has already performed 1.25 Lakh orthopaedic surgeries, more than 15,000 joint replacement surgeries & 600 Robotic Knee Replacement Surgeries successfully, which is still counting on & Dr Sanjay Bansal, MS M Ch (Neuro Surgery) (Managing Director), EDEN Super Specialty & Critical Care Hospital, Chandigarh created a history in Chandigarh by joining hands to provide All Orthopaedic, Trauma & Joint Replacement Services under one roof, not only to the citizens of Tricity, but also to the citizens of surrounding States of Punjab, Haryana & Himachal. Fully dedicated & experienced team of Orthopaedic Surgeons of Amandeep Group of Hospitals & highly experienced Neuro-Surgery Team of EDEN Hospital will now be available round the clock to cater the trauma/critical care cases.
Dr Avtar Singh will be especially available here for consultation as well as for performing Robot Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery in Amandeep EDEN Centre of Excellence for Orthopaedic, Trauma & Knee Replacement, Plot No. 115, Industrial Area, Phase-1, Chandigarh on Third Saturday & Sunday of Every Month.
Addressing a Joint Press Conference here, Dr Avtar Singh & Dr Sanjay Bansal declared the official tie-up between the two giants of the area. Dr Avtar Singh explained about the Robot Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery, which is future technology for Joint Replacement. Dr Avtar Singh has already completed 600 Robot Assisted Knee Replacement Surgeries in a year & also performed his first Robotic Knee Replacement Surgeries in EDEN Hospital today.
Dr Sanjay Bansal explained about the services available under new joint venture. He said that now, people of the region will get all the state-of-the-art medical facilities under one roof which will include, but not limited to, All Ortho related services, All Trauma Services & both Robotic & Non-Robotic Joint Replacement Services. Patients will definitely be benefitted with the long experience of both the teams joining hands.
“Early diagnosis and intervention are very crucial when it comes to arthritis of the knee” says Dr. Avatar Singh, who performs the robotics total knee replacement surgeries.
“A Surgery with this technology enables the surgeon to precisely remove only the damaged part of the damaged bone, while saving all the natural structures in the knee. This leads to a more normal feeling knee and quicker recovery for the patient.” said Dr. Singh
Busting popular myths, Dr. Avtar Singh added – “It is still me, who is doing the surgery, not the robot. I get more precision & accuracy with robotics enabled artificial intelligence, which has not been possible until now with the conventional instrumentation. This technology helps me create a live 3D model of the patient’s knee, which eliminated the need for an MRI or a CT scan. With this model, I can customize the surgery specifically to that particular patient because every knee is different. At the end of the surgery the knee implant is almost a custom-fit for the patient and they forget they have even had a surgery, which gives a feel of very close to your own knee.”
“The best thing about Robotics is that it is available for both Total knee replacement and Partial knee replacement as all patients may not be eligible for a partial knee. In partial knee replacements too, it gives the same benefits to the patients.” said Dr Singh. “For us at Amandeep EDEN Centre of Excellence, it is always patients first. One must never stop moving. Moreover, it is advised to the patients not to waste their valuable time, hard-earned money as well as God gifted health in those technologies, which are not proven or tested worldwide. They should opt for those technologies, which are proven, time tested, scientific & most successful.”
Here it is worth mentioning that Robotic Knee replacement is available with Amandeep Group of Hospitals, Amritsar only in the North India & from today, Amandeep Group, in association with EDEN Super Specialty & Critical Care Hospital has started this facility.
Dr RP Gaba, Medical Advisor & Senior Physician of Chandigarh, while addressing the Media Persons on this occasion, said that this is a historic event in Chandigarh.
Dr G. Deewan, Director, Health & Family Welfare attended the occasion as Chief Guest.
Dr Aditi Bansal were also present on this occasion.