Howrah, May 24, 2023: Narayana Superspeciality Hospital organized a bladder cancer survivor meet at the hospital. The main theme of the program was to interact with cancer survivors & their caregivers and hear firsthand from them regarding their journey so far post bladder cancer surgery via robotics. Narayana Healths COO, the hospital’s expertsand Facility Director also addressed the media emphasizing upon the benefits of robotic surgery specifically for bladder cancer treatment. They also stressed upon the significance of early diagnosis and the need for enhanced public awareness to combat the disease effectively. While the hospital has treated a sizeable number of bladder cancer patients since inception, it has successfully treated 30+ bladder cancer patients via robotic technology in the last 2 years with excellent outcomes.
- Dr. Tarun Jindal, Senior Consultant – Oncology, Robotic Surgery & Uro-Oncology at Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Howrah said “Bladder cancer is one of the most aggressive cancers that requires early detection and comprehensive treatment. While in a traditional bladder cancer surgery a large 25-30 cm incision needs to be made, robotic bladder cancer surgery also known as radical cystectomy is minimally invasive requiring a very small incision. At the same time it offers the same cancer removal success as open surgery. Robotic surgery has revolutionized the treatment of bladder cancer offering precise intervention, shorter hospital stay, minimal pain, fewer complications and a faster recovery time added Dr Jindal. Bladder cancer affects a significant number of individuals worldwide, primarily caused by factors such as pollution, smoking, and tobacco usage. However, with early detection and proper treatment, patients at every stage of the disease have a fighting chance for successful recovery.
- Dr. Chandrakanth MV, Consultant – Department of Medical Oncology and Haemato-Oncology highlighted, “We are equipped to offer comprehensive cancer care under one roof, providing patients with advanced treatment options and compassionate support throughout their cancer journey”.
- Dr. Suman Mallik, Sr. Consultant – Radiation Oncology & Clinical Oncology added, “Our experienced team of medical professionals is dedicated to delivering the best possible care and empowering patients through education and awareness. Together, we aim to make a difference in the fight against bladder cancer.”
- Mr. Ashim Kumar, Facility Director, Narayana Superspeciality Hospital expressed his belief in the potential of robotic surgery, stating, “Robotic Surgery offers bladder cancer patients the prospect of a more effective surgery and less problematic post-surgical recovery. This surgical procedure allows the surgeon to make smaller incisions which spare vital, but delicate, nerve and muscle tissue. The patient experiences a shorter hospital stay, fewer complications, minimal scars and a faster recovery time. With more advancements coming in this field every day, I believe it will be a great blessing for the patient.”
- Mr. R Venkatesh, Group COO, Narayana Health, commented, “Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Howrah is committed to delivering new age healthcare using advanced techniques and technology. The hospital remains dedicated to improving patient outcomes and ensuring the highest standards of care for individuals facing the challenges of cancer.”
One of the common symptoms of bladder cancer is the presence of blood in the urine. Recognizing this early warning sign and seeking prompt medical attention can significantly improve the chances of successful treatment. Narayana Superspeciality Hospital Howrah aims to empower individuals to identify potential symptoms and encourage them to undergo diagnostic testing if needed.Info & Image courtesy: Narayana Hospital