ARIS & Clinical Robotic Surgery Association Collaborate For International Conference On Surgical Robotics

The Association of Robotic and Innovative Surgeons (ARIS) joined forces with the Clinical Robotic Surgery Association (India) to host their inaugural international conference on surgical robotics in New Delhi. The three-day event, attended by over 700 surgeons, showcased insightful sessions focusing on the advancements and applications of robotic-assisted surgery technology in general surgical practices.

The conference, led by Dr Vivek Bindal, Organising Chairman of ARIS, featured distinguished international and national faculty members and addressed crucial aspects of innovation, patient safety, and the upskilling of healthcare professionals in the realm of new-age surgical technologies, particularly robotic-assisted surgery. Attendees had the opportunity to participate in scientific sessions covering thoracic, urology, gynaecology, and pediatric surgery, delving into the latest techniques, emerging technologies, and best practices in the field.

A notable highlight preceding the conference was the world’s first Robotic Cadaveric Hands-On Workshop, held at Sharda University. This workshop, featuring four different robotic systems, included six cadaver stations, 24 delegates, 12 faculty members, and six robotic systems, providing a unique hands-on experience for participants.

SSAT (Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, USA) Global Leadership also partnered with the conference, addressing key topics and launching the SSAT India chapter. Dr Vivek Bindal was named the President of the chapter, focusing on actively engaging surgeons for safe surgical practice and advancing knowledge in the field, particularly in robotic surgery.

Renowned luminaries in attendance included Prof. Dr Matthew Walsh, Prof. Dr Ranjan Sudan, Prof. Charu Paranjpe, Prof. Rana Pullatt, Dr C. Selvasekhar, Dr Adam Saad, Dr Yalini Vigneshwaran, and Dr TK Rajesh, all contributing to the enriching discussions and workshops.

Dr Vivek Bindal, Organising Chairman of ARIS, expressed his satisfaction with the conference, emphasising its role in advancing the future of surgical practice through the adoption of robotic technology. Dr Subhash Khanna, Founding President of ARIS, highlighted the collaborative learning environment that allowed experienced surgeons to mentor and guide less-experienced doctors, fostering awareness and interest in robotic surgery.

Live surgical demonstrations by renowned surgeons, including Dr Vivek Bindal, Dr Somshekhar, Dr Pradeep Jain, and Dr Mohit Bhandari, showcased procedures like robotic low anterior resection (LAR), robotic sleeve gastrectomy, robotic rectopexy, and robotic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery, providing valuable insights into the advancements of robotic-assisted surgical techniques.

The conference served as a platform for attendees to explore novel approaches to robotic-assisted procedures through live operative workshops and informative sessions on the evolving landscape of robotic-assisted surgery.


(Dr. Vivek Bindal, Director & Head- Max Institute of Minimal Access, Bariatric & Robotic Surgery, Max Hospital, Vaishali)

Dr. Vivek Bindal

Dr. Vivek Bindal Director & Head -Institute of Minimal Access, Bariatric, and Robotic Surgery