Kalpana Nagpal1*, Malik ND1, Nishant Rana1, Chitra Chatterji2, and Avani Aeron1
1Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, Apollo Hospitals, Indraprastha, India
2Department of Anesthesiology, Apollo Hospitals, Indraprastha, India
To initiate and run the robotic program successfully has been a very challenging task for us. This program at our hospital which is one of the largest corporate hospitals in India started three years ago. We have done 135 cases so far. In developing countries starting such a program involved high costs of training as there is no ENT, head & neck robotic surgery training program here and nonavailability of trained robotic surgeons is added disadvantage. Running the program successfully has also been met with a range of challenges. There are various reasons or drawbacks here as to not having very large numbers in our series despite having excellent feedback from almost every patient that underwent robotic surgery at our setup.
ENT and head and neck surgery; Robotic program; Challenges and training
Nagpal K, Malik ND, Rana N, Chatterji C, Aeron A. Challenges in Initiation and Running an ENT, Head and Neck Robotic Surgery Program in our Country. Am J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020;3(5):1101.