Robotic assisted surgeries are a good example of Prime Minster Narendra Modi’s Aatma Bharat Abhiyan, and his efforts to make the country and its citizens self-sufficient in every sense. Patients have embraced it in recent years because it has high clinical outcomes and is low-risk. It also allows for faster recovery. Robotic surgeries were once thought to be only for the wealthy because of their exorbitant cost.
The game is about change with SSI Mantra. Dr. Sudhir Srivastava is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of SS Innovations. With SSI Mantra, he has made robotic surgery affordable. "Achieving 100 surgeries successfully by SSI Mantra has been gratifying both professionally and emotionally for me, as it marks a milestone in India's journey to redefine its surgical landscape. SSI Mantra, which costs only one-third of its global competitors, has made surgeries much more affordable. India can look forward to receiving high-end medical treatment and surgeries, without worrying about cost. In July 2022, the first commercial installation of SSI Mantra took place at New Delhi's Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute. The SSI Mantra has been installed at the Sanjeevani CBCC USA Cancer Hospital in Raipur, Continental Hospital in Hyderabad, and Hindustan Hospital in Coimbatore since its first installation at RGCI. The SSI Mantra Surgical Robotic System has many advanced features. The system allows the use of up to five robotic arms. It also has a Surgeon Command Center with an ergonomic open-faced design, a 32-inch 3D HD monitor and a 23 inch 2D touch panel for all patient-related information. The Vision Cart provides the tableside team with the same magnified HD 3D view as the surgeon to improve safety and efficiency. Modular robotic arms allow for flexibility in the positioning of the arms and their number. The surgical operation can be conducted without any collisions. Over 30 types of robotic instruments are available for use in different specialties, including Cardiac Surgery. Dr. Srivastava was the first person to perform a quadruple-TECAB on a heart that was beating while at the University of Chicago. Dr. Srivastava, in his career, has performed more than 1400 robotic cardiothoracic surgery, including 750 cases of Totally Endoscopic Coronary Artery Bypass on a beating heart, which represents the largest amount of experience anywhere in the world.