Invasive bladder tumor in a female patient is a serious ailment with debilitating surgical outcomes. In majority of cases, the bladder and genital organs (uterus/ovaries) are removed and urine is diverted by an ileal conduit. A handful of centers in the world are performing genital organ sparing open-radical cystectomy, for younger women who want to preserve their fertility.
At FMRI, Dr Sanjay Gogoi and his team performed Genital Organ Sparing Robotic Radical Cystectomy with Orthotropic Neo Bladder on a young patient from Mauritius thereby preserving her ability to bear children in future. This is the first such surgery done robotically in India.