Robotic Microsurgery Broadcast Live to India from Winter Haven Hospital
04/05/2013

Jamin Brahmbhatt, MD and Sijo Parekattil, MD of the Robotics Institute and Center for Urology at Winter Haven Hospital and University of Florida completed two live surgeries for the Andrology Training Workshop held in India.

Online PR News – 05-April-2013 – Winter Haven, FL – Jamin Brahmbhatt, MD and Sijo Parekattil, MD of the Robotics Institute and Center for Urology at Winter Haven Hospital and University of Florida completed two live surgeries for the Andrology Training Workshop held at Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital in Nadiad, Gujarat, India. They performed a live robotic assisted vasectomy reversal on a patient for infertility and robotic assisted targeted denervation of the spermatic cord on a patient with chronic testicular pain.

Prior to the surgeries, Dr. Brahmbhatt gave live lectures on the genetics of male infertility and chronic groin and testicular pain. The surgical team performed the surgery at Winter Haven Hospital, broadcasting the live video feed to an international audience of andrology specialists through the Societe International D’Urologie which has over 4,000 individual members from more than 100 countries.

“The live telesurgery was a great opportunity to share the work we are doing at Winter Haven Hospital in treating patients with infertility and chronic groin and testicular pain,” noted Dr. Parekattil, who serves as Medical Director for the Robotics Institute and Center for Urology at Winter Haven Hospital and Assistant Professor at the University of Florida. Dr. Parekattil continued, “We are glad to offer these men an opportunity to conceive again through a vasectomy reversal. Our advanced robotic technique offers good results at a reasonable cost.”

“Chronic groin and testicular pain affects over 100,000 men per year. We have the world’s largest series of patients treated with robotic assistance for chronic testicular and groin pain. Targeted denervation offers a permanent solution for the pain they have been suffering from for years,” noted Dr. Brahmbhatt, who currently is a robotic microsurgery fellow will be joining as full time urology and robotic microsurgery staff in July 2013. Dr. Brahmbhatt continued, “I believe sharing our novel surgical approach will lead to more options for these patients across the world.”

Describing the procedure, Dr. Parekattil concluded, “The three-dimensional view, decreased tremor, intuitive instrument manipulation allowed by the surgical robot provides the surgeon with a minimally-invasive microsurgical platform for treating patients with infertility and chronic groin and testicular pain. I am pleased to offer this service to our patients and share our experience with the international community.”