New Robotic Platforms and expanding horizons in Non-oncological Robotic Surgery

11th July 2022, 19:00 to 20:30 BST


This webinar will include two presentations. The first by Prof. Subhash Khanna will be an “Introduction of newer Robotic platforms particularly the open platforms”. And the second presentation shall include “video clippings and discussions on expanding horizons and emerging indications of use of robotic technology in non-oncological surgery for general surgeons”. These will be followed by a panel discussion by the experts on training and credentialing of surgeons aspiring to take up Robotic surgery in their Surgical practice, and the setting up of a robotic surgery programme in a new place and centre.


  • Increase awareness of upcoming Robotic platforms.
  • Training and making a beginning in Robotic Surgery.
  • Expanding scope of Robotic Surgery- for general surgeons and setting up of a Robotic Surgery programme.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the webinar, participants will have a better understanding of:

  • New Robotic Platforms particularly the “Versius” and its scope of uses.
  • It will also give them confidence as to how to gradually incorporate Robotic surgery in their surgical practice.

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Our panellists include:

Prof.Dr. Subhash Khanna

Founder President –Association of Robotic and Innovative Surgeons (ARIS). Trustee – Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo Surgeons. International Academic Co-Ordinator- Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo Surgeons. Honorary Visiting Professor – Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, GSL Medical College, Rajahmudry, Andhra Pradesh. Chief – Department of Minimal Access, GI and Robotic Surgery, Swagat Super Speciality Surgical Institute,India. Editor in Chief – Recent Advances in Minimal Access Surgery. Editor (Flexible Endoscopy)-Journal of Minimal Access Surgery.

Dr. Vivek Bindal

Head of Department, Institute of Minimal Access, Bariatric & Robotic Surgery,Max Super Speciality Hospitals Vaishali,Patparganj, Noida. Fellowship in Robotic GI and Bariatric Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago. Ex faculty member, Duke University, USA. Conferred International Scholar. Award by America College of Surgeons in Washington DC Regent, Clinical Robotic surgery Association (India). President elect, Society for Surgery of Alimentary Tract (India). Associate Editor, Journal of Bariatric Surgery. Sectional Editor, Journal of Minimal Access Surgery.

Prof Ranjan Sudan

Professor of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, USA. Performed the first Robotic bowel anastomoses in the world in Aug 2000 and and first duodenal switch in September 2000. Now with 22 years of Robotic surgery experience.

Dr. Soma Shekhar SP

MBBS, MS, MCh(Onco), FRCS. Edinburgh. Chairman & HOD Surgical Oncology- MHEPL. Consultant Surgical & Gynec. Onco & Robotic Surgeon, HIPEC Super Specialist. Manipal Comrehensive Cancer Center, Manipal Hospital. Hon Secretary ISPSM (Indian Society of Peritoneal Surface Malignancy). EC Council  Member International Society of Study of Pleura and Peritoneum. Member of the MHB Medical Advisory Board. Adjunct Professor Surgical Oncology, Manipal Univeristy.

Dr. Kalpana Nagpal

Senior Consultant ENT and Head & Neck Surgery at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital. Director of Robotics surgery. Course Leader Middle East Academy. President Women Association of Otolaryngologists. Proctor Head & Neck Robotic Surgery, India. Panelist and speaker at several National and International Conferences.

Dr Meenakshi Jain

Dr Meenakshi Jain is a board certified Ob/Gyn and is subspecialized in minimally invasive and Robotic surgery , She has successfully completed about 2700 Robotic surgeries in the last ten years and is a very busy solo gynecologist practicing in the St Petersburg, Florida area. She has lectured about the benefits of Robotic surgery all over the USA and abroad . She is a mentor and a proctor for the Epicenter at St Petersburg General Hospital , one of two Epicenters in Florida, where she teaches Robotics surgeons from all over the USA. She also is a mentor for "St Petersburg General hospital Surgical center of excellence program". She has been involved in starting many Gyn Robotic programs in India and has been a speaker in GOPIO, RCOG, Global health initiative conferences there.


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