What is the role of robotic surgery in gallbladder removal (Cholecystectomy)?

Gallbladder problems can significantly impact daily life, leading to symptoms like severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and digestive disturbances. When gallstones or other gallbladder-related issues cause significant discomfort, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy) becomes necessary. There are a few different approaches to this operation Laparoscopic Surgery This is the gold standard for removing the gallbladder. It […]

NZ Herald interviewed Dr Srinivasa about Gallbladder Surgery

NZ Herald asked Dr Sunny Srinivasa for a comment on the role of Robotic Surgery for the article titled “The life and death of a gallbladder” by Steve Braunias I interviewed Sunny Srinivasa, New Zealand’s only gallbladder surgeon (he specialises in the severely oversyllabic field of hepatopancreatic biliary surgery, or HPB) with formal robotic training. […]

Navigating Uncertainty – Coping with a Potential Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis

Receiving a potential pancreatic cancer diagnosis is understandably overwhelming. The process itself of getting many scans, biopsies and blood tests is also stressful. However, there are practical steps you can take to cope with this challenging situation. In this blog post, we’ll explore strategies to help you navigate the uncertainty around pancreas cancer and some […]

Dr Srinivasa gave a Masterclass presentation on Robotic HPB Surgery in Christchurch

Dr. Sanket Srinivasa, a pioneer in robotic liver and pancreas surgery in New Zealand, was honoured with an invitation to share his expertise at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) 92nd Annual Scientific Congress in Christchurch, New Zealand. This prestigious event, which took place from May 6th to May 10th, 2024, was held at […]

Recovery after Inguinal Hernia Surgery – What to know and expect

Inguinal hernia surgery is a common procedure performed to repair a weakness or tear in the abdominal wall. Whether you’ve undergone open surgery or a minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure, understanding the recovery process is crucial for a successful outcome. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into the specifics of what to expect during your post-operative […]

TV3 interviewed Dr Srinivasa about Robotic Surgery

TV3 contacted Dr Srinivasa for a comment on Robotic Surgery. Here is the story as published on their website. Source: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2024/02/scientists-explore-updated-rules-for-operations-using-surgical-robots.html Scientists explore updated rules for operations using surgical robots Medical robots have been offering an electronic hand in operating theatres worldwide since 1985. There have been plenty of advances in technology since then – […]

Dr Srinivasa invited to Global Robotic HPB Surgery Expert meeting

In the first week of December, Dr Srinivasa joined experts from around the world in Paris to discuss and establish guidelines on the safe use of Robotic Surgery in Liver and Pancreas Surgery. The results are due to be published in the prestigious Annals of Surgery – the top ranked surgical journal. Visit https://colloquium.idloom.events/robot4hpb 1st […]

Understanding Minimally Invasive Options in Upper GI and HPB Surgery

Empowering patients with knowledge and understanding of their treatment options is paramount to fostering informed decision-making and promoting optimal outcomes. Nowhere is this more evident than in the field of Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) and Hepatopancreaticobiliary (HPB) surgery, where advancements in minimally invasive techniques have transformed the landscape of surgical care, offering patients new hope and […]

A Deep Dive into Robotic Surgery for Liver and Pancreatic Disorders

Robotic surgery has emerged as a groundbreaking technology, offering new possibilities and enhanced precision in the treatment of complex liver and pancreatic disorders. Traditionally, surgeries involving the liver and pancreas have presented significant challenges due to the intricate anatomy and the proximity of vital structures. However, the integration of robotic technology has revolutionized the field, […]

Exploring the Benefits of Minimally Invasive Approaches in Upper GI Surgery

The adoption of minimally invasive approaches has shattered longstanding barriers, offering new hope and improved outcomes for patients undergoing upper gastrointestinal (GI) surgery. Traditionally, surgeries involving the upper GI tract presented significant challenges due to the complexity of the anatomy and the potential for postoperative complications. However, the evolution of minimally invasive techniques, such as […]

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