World's longest ureteric stone removed using robotic surgery

  • | Wednesday | 10th April, 2019

Doctors at New Delhi's Sir Ganga Ram Hospital have removed the world's longest stone from a patient's ureter using robotic surgery. The surgical robot is available only in few hospitals across the country and helps make the surgery scar free and recovery from it early. The longest ureteric stone so far had been reported in Utah of US and was 21.5 cms long. Doctors suggest that a lot of stone cases come from North India and it remains the 'stone hub'. The team of doctors – Dr Sachin Kathuria, Dr Ajay Sharma and Dr Vikram Batra used a robot (known as Da Vinci) to completely remove the stone in a single-stage procedure lasting four hours.

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