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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01st Jul 2019 Site

Dr. Arun Prasad has announced an excellent opportunity for Robotic Surgery training:

IAGES Robotic General Surgery Course

From the invitation:

Dear Friends,

It gives me great pleasure to invite you for an IAGES CME cum Certification program on Robotic General Surgery that is endorsed by the International - Clinical Robotic Surgery Association.

This will be held at Manipal Hospitals, New Delhi from 21st & 22nd July 2019.

Dr Arun Prasad
Organizing Chairman

Dr Abhishek Tiwari
Organizing Secretary        

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26th Jun 2019 Media

International Guest of the first meeting of the Joint Replacement Surgeons Council of India, Dr. Thomas Coon, was interviewed by Indian news media during his recent visit.  Over one dozen outlets picked up the IANS syndicated article.  Please click on the title above to see the full report.

25th Jun 2019 Site

Dr. Mahendra Bhandari, CEO of the Vattikuti Foundation, explains some of the initiatives of the Vattikuti Foundation, and why the Foundation is involved in forming the Joint Replacement Surgeons Council of India.  He was addressing the inaugural meeting of the group in Delhi, May 25, 2019.  Please click on the title above to access the edited transcript.

28th May 2019 Site

The Vattikuti Foundation email 'box' is filling with messages from the joint replacement surgeons who recently attanded the very first meeting of the Joint Replacement Surgeons Council of India.  The meeting on May 25th hosted some of India's to joint replacement surgeons, and featured several Indian surgeons, plus  American Surgeon Dr. Thomas Coon, who delivered the Kaynote.

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