The Future of Robotics in Healthcare with Dr. Tejas Patel, MD, DM, FACC, FESC, FSCAI, FCSI | Christoph Zindel
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When we think of robots being used in surgical procedures, the concept may seem futuristic. But in reality, this type of technology has been in place for a number of years, especially in operating rooms occupied by doctors who have been personally interested in exploring the possibilities and benefits of robotic assistance. 

Today’s guest is considered to be a pioneer in utilizing robotic technology in his practice. It was first utilized in his hospital in Gujarat, India back in 2017, and by 2018, he had made international headlines after performing the world's first in-human robotic heart surgery. 

In this episode, Managing Board Member Christoph Zindel interviews Tejas Patel, Chairman & Chief Interventional Cardiologist at Apex Heart Institute in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Dr. Patel is internationally recognized as one of the world’s pioneers in the field of Transradial Approach, and he is a long-time advocate for the use of robotics in the field of healthcare.

Through the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic, robotic technology has provided a safety advantage for healthcare professionals, allowing them to perform surgical procedures without risking exposure. 

Today, you’ll learn about the many advantages of using robotics in healthcare, how the issue of cybersecurity is being addressed, and you’ll gain an understanding of how remote surgery is performed along with the long-term potential for this technology. 

Some Questions Asked:

  • How is robot assisted therapy currently being used? (3:10)
  • How does this technology affect the personnel requirements on site? (10:35)
  • In which areas do you expect to see the extended use of robotics? (22:00)
  • How do you stay healthy during a pandemic? (25:23)

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • The advantage of robotics during a pandemic (5:56)
  • Defining artificial intelligence (13:44)
  • The challenges related to cybersecurity (15:32)
  • The connectivity required to perform surgery remotely (19:42)

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