News & Events


22nd May 2017 Site

Vattikuti Fellow Dr. Karan Gupta has been listed as the Corresponding author for an article which has been published in the June 2017 ORAL ONCOLOGY journal, the official journal of European association of Oral Medicine and International association of Oral Pathologists.


09th May 2017 Site

Dr. Karan Gupta, Vattikuti Fellow at Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre recently earned a high honor for his poster in San Diego, California at a combined Head & Neck Oncology meeting.



18th May 2017 Site

In a study presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, bariatric surgery performed prior to a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) or total hip arthroplasty (THA) in morbidly obese patients was found to reduce in-hospital and 90-day postoperative complications and improve patient health.

17th May 2017 Site

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE! The Vattikuti Foundation is pleased to announce that the upcoming Robotic Surgeons Councl of India meetings will be November 17-19, 2017, in Goa, at the Taj Exotica Resort Hotel.

11th May 2017 Site

This week, we had a nice chain of emails about how one of our partner surgeons- Prof. Dr. S. P. Somashekhar helped a new robotic surgeon and robotic program last Sunday.  

10th May 2017 Media

This is a very sensitive subject broached recently in an audio podcast from the JAMA Network.  A new partner surgeon in a busy practice felt that a colleague was administering uneeded tests to patients referred to him.  What should she do?  What would YOU do?  Hear an interview from Shiphra Ginsburg, MD, MEd, PhD, from Mount Sinai Hospital and University of Toronto Medicine.  Ed Livingston is the interviewer and host.  It is an interesting half- hour program for medical professionals (not to mention attorneys).

25th Apr 2017 Site

The April 8 & 9 meeting of the Robotic Surgeons Council of India featured an address from the Founder and Chairman of Apollo Hospitals, Dr. Prathap C. Reddy.  Here is a transcript of his remarks to the audience of 190 of India's top robotic surgons, including twenty Vattikuti Scholarship winning student surgeons getting their first exposure to surgical robotics.  Transcribed by Vattikuti Foundation video editor Dave Meinhard, who apologizes in advance for any errors.

20th Apr 2017 Site

Review: Web news service MexicalXpress has reported on the first-ever robotic procedure to remove a renal tumor which had extended into a patient's heart.  Former Vattikuti Global Robotics presenter USC Keck Prof. Inderbir Gill was one of the three surgeons taking part in this historic effort.

17th Apr 2017 Site


We are happy to report that Vattikuti Fellow Dr. Sushil Jain Kumar, studying under the leadership of robotic surgeon S. P. Somashekhar at Manipal Hospital, has taken honors for his poster: A PROSPECTIVE STUDY OF TOTAL ROBOTIC THREE STAGE ESOPHAGECTOMY - A SINGLE INSTITUTION EXPERIENCE.



11th Apr 2017 Media

(Review) In an article published by Johns Hopkins researchers, TORS (Transoral Robotic Surgery) has shown benefits in both recovery and cost-of-care for patients with oropharyngeal cancer.


04th Aug 2017 to 06th Aug 2017

P.O. Goa University, Bambolim, North Goa,Goa, India

It gives a great pleasure in inviting you participate in the Uro-oncology conference that we are organising on 4th ,5th ,6th August at Hotel Grand Hyatt, Goa. Urologic oncology is an exciting speciality and always a challenging one. Many path-breaking c

18th Aug 2017 to 20th Aug 2017

2, Press Enclave Road, SaketNew Delhi, India

We are pleased to inform that the department of Urology, Max Super specialty Hospital, Saket is organizing a CME cum video workshop on Uro-oncology from August 18th to August 20th, 2017. Didactic lectures, panel discussions and un-edited videos by various