After reading about doctors who become heroes for spending some time in jail while being innocent, and doctors who intentionally fake critical evidence in scientific research, it is refreshing to read about an Indian doctor inventing a device that could help in endoscopic surgeries the world over:
Jaipur-based surgeon Atul Kumar’s patented invented device could potentially reduce the risk involved in endoscopic surgeries — a minimally invasive surgery employed to operate such vital organs as the brain, spine and uterus. It also appears to have the potential to help doctors decide whether to go in for a hysterectomy, or uterus-removal surgery, which many gynaecologists say account for the bulk of operations on women in India.
Dr Kumar says he has buyers interested in producing the device. “All I can say now is, I have licensed the apparatus to medical companies in the US, but contracts with the company prevent me from mentioning their names,” he said.
The invention is likely to reduce the number of hysterectomies on women in India. He has already got a patent in India, and has applied for patents in the US and UK. I’m not medically knowledgeable enough to know if this will also help surgeons like Rambodoc who operate in challenging cases like hunchbacks, but I sure do hope this will make life easier for both surgeons and patients!
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