Saturday, February 9, 2013

PVS Memorial Hospital Ltd., Kochi, introduces Kerala’s first 3D Laparoscope!





Mr. Subhrangshu Bagchi, Dr. George P Abraham, Minister Shri K Babu, Mr. P V Gangadharan, Ms. P V Mini, Dr. Col B Ramesh and P V Abhishek

The Honorable Minister for Fisheries, Ports and Excise, Shri K Babu (Govt. of Kerala)
officially inaugurated the first 3D Laparoscope in Kerala at PVS Memorial Hospital, Kochi.
PVS Memorial Hospital Ltd., Kochi, have always worked hard to offer the best medical care
and the most modern treatment services to the patients. And so, it is with pride that PVS
Memorial Hospital announces the introduction of one of the most advanced technologies in
Key Hole Surgery - the 3D Laparoscope.

PVS Memorial Hospital Ltd., Kochi is the first hospital in the state to install this pathbreaking
technology. The 3D Laparoscope offers precise, 3 dimensional imaging that
enhances precision and gives better prognosis with the least morbidity at affordable costs.
3D Laparoscopy is safe, associated with lesser blood loss, creates fewer complications and
is very cost-effective. The incisions made in this are much smaller than ordinary laparoscopy
and the chances for requirement of blood from donors are lesser. It reduces surgery time and
the number of days the patient needs to spend in the hospital, post surgery. The fatigue, post
surgery, and recovery time are lesser compared to conventional laparoscopy. It also gives the
surgeon, performing an invasive procedure, a far better field of vision thereby improving the
precision and accuracy of the surgery.

For the first time in India, the 3D Laparoscope has been used by the PVS Urology
Department to conduct surgeries. The Urology team headed by Dr. George P Abraham,
who is a pioneer in Laparoscopic Surgeries in India and abroad, has performed several
surgeries using this technology. For the first time in Kerala, the Surgical Gastroenterology
Team, headed by Dr. Prakash K and the Obstetrics & Gynaecology team, headed by
Dr. Agatha Moniz have conducted surgeries using this technology.

This latest technology known as 3D HD - Einstein Vision manufactured by Scholly, a
German company and marketed by Aesculap. Lakshmi Surgicals, Aluva is the distributor
for Kerala for this machine. Einstein Vision is becoming hugely popular all over the world
and globally, an increasing number of medical centres are installing this technology to give
better care and benefits to their patients. Additionally, short learning curve for surgeons - an
advantage claimed by Robotics over conventional laparoscopy can be achieved with this 3D
technology using conventional instruments at less than one fourth the cost. Medical experts
believe that in a developing country like India, which cannot afford to buy Robots to perform
highly expensive surgeries, 3D Laparoscopy Technology has come as a boon for surgeons
and patients alike.

Dr. George P Abraham explained the benefits of the 3D Laparoscope over conventional
2D technology in various surgical procedures. Mr. Subhrangshu Bagchi (Business Unit
Head, India for B Braun [Aesculap]) explained the technical details of this new technology.
Mrs. P V Mini (Executive Director - PVS Memorial Hospital, Kochi) welcomed the gathering
and Dr. Col. B Ramesh (Medical Superintendent - PVS Memorial Hospital, Kochi) delivered
the vote of thanks at the function.

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