Robotic surgery gave a new lease of life
to a 72-year-old Cancer patient from Nepal

A 72-year-old man from Nepal got deeply worried when he started coughing blood. Owing to his old age he was in a very vulnerable state and was desperately looking for the best treatment for his condition. He contacted BLK Super Speciality Hospital where he underwent a thorough evaluation. Additional tests and scans for his diagnosis at BLK confirmed that he had Cancer in his left lung.

Generally, in cases like this, surgery is prescribed. But keeping in view the age of the patient, location of the tumour, anticipated blood loss and delayed recovery, a traditional surgery seemed complicated. So, experts at BLK Super Speciality Hospital decided to operate on the patient with advanced robotic surgery techniques.

The patient underwent Robotic Left Lower Lobectomy with Mediastinal Lymph Node Dissection Surgery under general anaesthesia. Due to excellent magnification, 3D view and minimally invasive surgical technique, his tumour was removed with relatively less blood loss intra-operatively.


“In minimally invasive techniques of Robotic surgery, doctors can operate with greater control and vision. It provides a magnified, 3-D view of the surgical site and helps the surgeon to operate with great precision, flexibility and better control, allowing them to perform safe surgery with less blood loss.”
– Dr. Surender K. Dabas

1 The patient was later shifted to ICU post-operatively where he took very little time to recover. Simple analgesics were provided to manage the pain. Soon the patient got discharged in a stable condition. The minimally invasive surgery technique helped the patient recover at a faster rate, which proved beneficial for the patient considering his old age. Finally, the patient went back to Nepal and is now leading a normal life.

Dr. Surender K. Dabas

Dr. Surender K. Dabas
Director – Surgical
Oncology &
Chief – Robotic Surgery
BLK Super Speciality
Hospital, New Delhi