06th Nov 2019
The Vattikuti Foundation, in cooperation with Dr. Khurshid Guru and the ATLAS Program at the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, New York have had a number of Vattikuti Fellows obtain expert training in Robotic Surgery. Dr. Amit Tuli just completed his 2-week intensive training program there and sent us this report:
I am highly thankful to Dr. Mahendra Bhandari (CEO of the Vattikuti Foundation) for having chosen me for this International Fellowship. It was a great honor for me to attend Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, a highly prestiious Institute in the heart of Buffalo City, New York. I am thankful to Dr. Khurshid Guru, Director, ATLAS Program and his team for having taken good care of me.
I have learnt a lot from this Fellowship. I had the opportunity to visit the operating room and watch surgeries like robotic radical prostatectomy and robotic radical cystectomy, done by eminent surgeons like Dr. Khurshid Guru, Dr. Lee and Dr. Kaufman.
I am also thankful to the ATLAS team, especially Dr. Ahmed EL Sayed and Jenna Bizovi, who took me through a very well structured training in robotic skills. The training at Roswell Park Cancer Center is very well organized. It goes through a series of initial robotic exercises on simulator to inanimate models, followed by training on animal tissue and then to a porcine model. I am also thankful to the whole team, who took so much pain for porcine model exercise.
I enjoyed my trip to Buffalo, as it is a beautiful city, famous for Niagara Falls. I enjoyed the food, weather and hospitality provided to me by the people of Buffalo.
- We thank Dr. Tuli for his kind report- his experience is why the Vattikuti Fellowship program exists! We also thank Dr Khurshid Guru and his team at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center ATLAS Program. Without their generosity and dedication, this Fellowship could not exist.