26th Nov 2019 Site

The top videos from the KS National Robotic Surgery Video Awards (as selected at the 2019 Robotic Surgeons Council of India) Are now 'Live' on the Vattikuti Foundation Website.

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06th Nov 2019 Site

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 program there and sent us his report.  Please click on the title to read the complete story.

30th Oct 2019 Site

Robotic Surgeons Council of India 11-2019

Please click on the title above to access the preliminary schedule for the upcoming meetings (10-30-2019); Vattikuti Foundation Presents Robotic Surgeons Council of India XII Meeting Scientific Program 16th – 17th November 2019 Le Pondy Resort, Pondicherry Dr. Mahendra Bhandari


11th Oct 2019 Site

The Vattikuti Foundation is proud to announce our 2019 Vattikuti Scholarship Winners (random order): Asfar Ahamed, Apollo, Chennai; C. Danny Darlington, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences; Vinodhini Selvam, JIPMER, Pondicherry; Amith Sreekanth JIPMER Pondicherry; Shruthii Nanjundappan, Amrita IMS, Kochi; Maitrayee Chennu, Narayana, Bangalore; Mariam Anjum Ifthikar, Yenepoya, Mangalore; H.V. Priyanka, Yenepoya, Bengaluru; Harshit Garg, AIIMS, Delhi; Harish N L Gujarat, Cancer Inst. Ahmedabad; Abhishek Chandna, PGIMER Chandigarh; Parag Sonawane, ,Vasantrao Pawar MC & RC, Adgaon; Manu Vats, Atal Bihari Vajpayee MC, Delhi.
We thank and congratulate these fine young surgeons!

30th Jul 2019 Site


Master Class on Computer-assisted Joint Replacement Surgery:

Current Status and Future Prospects

Joint Replacement Surgeons Council of India, Sponsored by the Vattikuti Foundation

You are invited to participate in the Joint Replacement Surgeons Council of India (JRSI) master class: Computer-assisted Joint Replacement Surgery, Current Status and Future Prospects.  The most accomplished faculty, in both Mumbai and Chennai on the dates listed below, will conduct two similar classes, to better enable local and regional Orthopaedic surgeons to participate.

Please note the Mumbai venue has been changed!

Saturday September 28th: 9 AM- 5 PM, Trident Hotel Bandra Kurla, C-56, G Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai 400 098

Sunday September 29th: 9 AM- 5 PM, Taj Connemara, Binney Road, Chennai

24th Jul 2019 Site

Dr. Mahendra Bhandari provides a short history lesson on how the Vattikuti Foundation worked to bring robotic surgery to India.  13-minute video presentation.

22nd Jul 2019 Site

Krishnaswamy Subramaniam (KS) National Robotic Surgery Video Awards for the Best Robotic Surgery Video

The Vattikuti Foundation is pleased to announce 2019 KS National Robotic Surgery Video Awards. Three Prizes worth of INR 100,000, 50,000 and 25,000 would be awarded for First, Second and Third Prizes, respectively.  The Awards competition is open to all Indian robotic surgeons.  The subject material of your video shall be on an aspect of robotic surgery.  Any specialty is welcome.  This is a nationwide contest, open to all Indian Robotic Surgeons / Fellows / Residents.  


15th Jul 2019 Site

Dr. Mahendra Bhandari, CEO of the Vattikuti Foundation is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Vattikuti International Outcomes Research Fellowship in Urology, to be held at the Vattikuti Urology Institute (VUI) in Detroit, Michigan.  The VUI, home to the first robotic surgery program in the world, has produced many "firsts" in the science of Robotic Surgery.  The original announcement was only partially successful in generating applications, and due to other circumstances this Fellowship was put on hold until now.  

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05th Jul 2019 Site

The Vattikuti Foundation is pleased to offer a limited number of Vattikuti Scholarships for current Residents and Fellows interested in furthering their careers in Robotic Surgery. Scholarships will be to attend the upcoming Robotic Surgeons Council of India meetings November 16 & 17, 2019 at the Le Pondy Beach Resort, Pondicherry.

The Scholarships will be granted on a merit-based system.
Applicants must be within one year of their MCH or DNB in a surgical speciality using robotics.

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03rd Jul 2019 Site

Dr. Vivak Bindal of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, has announced the inaugural meeting of the Indian chapter if the Clinical Robotic Surgery Association, or CRSA.  An international association of robotic surgeons, the CRSA has grown to become a leading force in robotic surgery.  Registration is open for the August 24 & 25 event, and is limited.

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