20th Oct 2020 Site

This Saturday, Dr. Lavanya Kiran and Dr. Anupama Bahadur will team up to present 'Robotics in Infertility,' October 24th 2020 at 6:30 PM IST, 9AM EDT. Both are accomplished robotic surgeons, who will be sharing the latest ideas to the Vattikuti Foundation Webinar Series audience. Free registration, limited to 100. The following week, we will make the video available on our website.  Please use this Zoom  link to register:

14th Oct 2020 Site

Intuitive Surgical and Becker's Healthcare are teaming up for a free online Robotic Surgery conference called Intuitive 360 Virtual Event.  From the website:

There may be no better way to potentially maximize the value of your investment in Intuitive technology than attending the annual Intuitive 360 conference. Whether you’re just 
startinga robotic-assisted surgery program or have been with us from the beginning, you can gain valuable insights to help you accelerate minimally invasive care across the OR. 
Through a range of specialized tracks for clinical, operational, and executive leadership, you will have the opportunity to explore the potential impact of actionable intelligence, 
best-practice operational efficiencies, and strategies for programmatic vertical integration. You will also have access to IntegratEd—our signature ecosystem experience offering 
personalized engagement with Intuitive resource teams and next-generation technology.

12th Oct 2020 Site

Focus on Patients: Let's Talk About Robotic Surgery signals the start of a new VF initiative.
Here is a description of the first program:
Robotic Surgery. You may have heard about it, but don’t really know what it's all about. Dr. Santosh Waigankar, a former Vattikuti Fellow now practicing at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, has a fresh perspective as a young, highly-  trained robotic surgeon. “Let’s talk about Robotic Surgery” is the topic of his Free Webinar on Saturday, October 17th, 6:30 PM IST, 9AM EDT.  Please click on the above title to learn more.

10th Oct 2020 Site

The Vattikuti Foundation Webinar Series video from Saturday, October 10, 2020 is now available.   Total Robotic Whipple's, Achilles heel of a Surgeon, was presented by Dr. Madhu Devarasetty, Keynote Speaker, and Moderated by Dr. Ashwinikumar Kudari.

06th Oct 2020 Media

The BBC has reported that a team of scientists in India has developed an inexpensive paper-based test for coronavirus that could give fast COVID-19 results similar to a pregnancy test. Click the title above for more information.

30th Sep 2020 Site

The Vattikuti Foundation Webinar Series presented a compelling program in Pediatric Urology on September 26, 2020. "Pediatric Pyeloplasty: overcoming the size scare for small patients" with Dr. Ravi Prakash Kanojia as Presenter, Dr Venkat Sripathi as Moderator. See the edited program by clicking the 'Read More' link or the link below.


24th Sep 2020 Site

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning regarding overdoses of over-the-counter medicine Benadryl (diphenhydramine) sometimes leading to death. From the FDA Medwatch bulletin:

"FDA is warning that taking higher than recommended doses of the common over-the-counter (OTC) allergy medicine Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can lead to serious heart problems, seizures, coma, or even death. FDA is aware of news reports of teenagers ending up in emergency rooms or dying after participating in the “Benadryl Challenge” encouraged in videos posted on the social media application TikTok.  Release:

21st Sep 2020 Site

The Vattikuti Foundation Webinar Series has become a popular means to share Robotic Surgery ideas and update colleagues despite the COVID-19 Pandemic.  The Vattikuti Foundation team has been working to arrange some interesting programs for the series.  Here is the upcoming calendar.  (Please note: topics are subject to change due to unforseen circumstances.)

Here is the link for the next webinar (8-29-2020):

15th Sep 2020 Site

Announcing the Krishnaswamy Subramaniam (KS) National Robotic Surgery Video Awards for the Best Robotic Surgery Videos of 2020

The Vattikuti Foundation is pleased to announce the 2020 KS National Robotic Surgery Video Awards. Three Prizes worth: 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.


The deadline for all videos will be: Monday October 19, 2020.  (Deadline extended due to COVID-19 pandemic.)

Click on the above title to access full details.

15th Sep 2020 Site

September 12th, Drs. Rooma Sinha & Anshumala Shukla-Kulkarni shared their knowledge about Robotic Surgery for Large Fibroids in a LIVE webinar.  This was the first gynecologic program in the Vattikuti Webinar Series.  Dr. Sinha is the main presenter, Dr. Shukla-Kulkarni is serving as the Moderator.Even though the program has past, the recording is now available on the VFRSI website.

Here is the link to the program: