In a government facility, the first robotic kidney transplant was successful.

The 39-year-old recipient was from Uttar Pradeshs Farrukabad . He is the mother of his child .

New Delhi, September 23: The doctors of the center-run Safdarjung hospital in the capital successfully performed a robotic renal transplant on a patient who was on dialysis and awaiting the transplant for years.The 39-year-old recipient was from Uttar Pradeshs Farrukabad.He is the mother of his child.The transplant was performed at Safdarjung hospital and VMMC by a team of doctors led by Prof (Dr) Anup Kumar, Head of Department, Department of Urology, Robotics, and Renal Transplant, and the first such operation was performed at a central government facility in the region.Dr Himanshu Verma, HOD Nephrology, led the surgery.Dr Madhu Dayal led the Anaesthesia team.

He did not have funding to get the transplant done at a private clinic.The giver is his partner, and both the receiveer and the giver are doing well post-surgery.This has been a historic moment in the SJH history, according to Dr Anup Kumar, who said that a Robotic renal transplant is the most technically difficult procedure in Urology because it requires strong expertise in Robotics as well as Renal Transplant surgery.The surgeon sits on a console, and his hand movements are synchronized with robotic arms mounted over the patient by a fibre cable.

According to Dr Kumar, the procedure costs six to seven lakhs in private hospitals.