Tribune press service

Jalandhar, November 30

The Jalandhar Urology Society has partnered with Intuitive India, a world leader in minimally invasive care technology and the pioneer of robotic-assisted surgery (RAS), to host a two-day conference to familiarize surgeons with the latest bladder treatment techniques. Cancer. The conference, organized at Patel Hospital, was opened by Dr RS Chahal, President of the Punjab Urology Association, in the presence of Dr Jasmine Kaur Dahiya, member of the Punjab Medical Council.

The organizing committee had developed a comprehensive program to ensure in-depth learning for the participants. There were in-depth sessions on muscle invasive bladder cancer, cystectomy and lymph node dissection, bladder preservation, and neobladder surgery. There were sessions dedicated to robot-assisted neobladder surgery and robot-assisted anastomosis.

Commenting on this joint effort, Dr Swapan Sood, uro-cancer expert at Patel Hospital, said: “As new medical and surgical technologies have the potential to improve patient outcomes, we need to improve uptake. of the latest technologies. “

Dr Sood also shared ideas on better treatment for bladder cancer using the latest robot-assisted surgery technology. “If the bladder is damaged during cancer treatment, then we can make a new bladder using the latest techniques,” he added.

Experts in urology from Punjab as well as other states, including Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, UP and Haryana, participated in this conference entitled “Master class on cancer of the bladder ”.

Dr Atul Mittal, Director of the Jalandhar Urology Society, said: “Adopting new technologies like robot-assisted surgery will go a long way in overcoming the current challenges we face in treating bladder cancer. “

Dr TB Yuviraja, expert in the urology department at Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai, said: “Bladder cancer is more common in men than in women. Although studies suggest that this cancer mainly occurs in men over the age of 60, it can occur at any age. If identified at an early stage, it can be treated well with new surgical technologies like robotic assisted surgery (RAS).

Dr Sudhir Rawal, cancer specialist at Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Hospital, who was also the program director of this conference, said cancer occurs in the bladder when abnormal tissue begins to grow in its inner layers. This cancer begins because of the accumulation of blood clots with the tissue of the lining of the infected bladder. Some people have bladder cancer, which is on the verge of death. But, in the modern age, we can save them using newer techniques.

Patel Hospital medical oncologist Dr Anubha Bharthuar and radiation oncologist Dr Anchal Aggarwal also spoke about the importance of chemotherapy and radiation therapy in treating bladder cancer.