14/06/2024 01:49 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, June 14 (Bernama) -- Sunway Medical Centre Velocity (SMCV) has launched its ‘Shaping the Future of Surgery’ campaign to educate the public on how improved healthcare technology can be beneficial to their wellbeing in the long run as many still associate surgeries with long recovery times and painful procedures.

Surgery has come a long way from the days of large incisions and lengthy recoveries. Today, due to advancements in medical technology, we have transitioned from traditional open surgeries to keyhole and minimally invasive surgeries which result in a much smoother recovery for patients.

These innovations have also equipped surgeons with new skillsets, such as proficiency in using advanced surgical machines, a better approach to surgical planning, and the ability to perform complex procedures with minimal incisions. The latest innovation is robotic-assisted surgery, where surgeons are assisted by advanced robots to perform operations with unparalleled precision and accuracy.

SMCV, in a statement, informed that the campaign, with the tagline ‘Sooner than Expected’ showcases the realities and possible outcomes from robotic-assisted surgery and how patients can resume their daily activities within a shorter timeline.

SMCV’s Consultant Urologist Datuk Dr Selvalingam Sothilingam shared that there is a lot of concern when it comes to invasive procedures and the fear is not unfounded as there are many uncertainties that come along with any procedure.

“However, with the right combination of technology and skills, the patient will be able to return to their daily routines as soon as possible. This is why we have conceptualised this campaign to address their concerns and provide them with greater reassurance and peace of mind,” he said.

He added that robotic-assisted surgery comprises a greater range of movement, which allows surgeons to execute incisions with greater precision, leading to minimal scarring.

“This leads to shorter hospitalisation periods, which further helps with an enhanced recovery experience.

“With robotic-assisted surgery and the usage of da Vinci Xi and Mako SmartRobotics™️ Surgical Systems, there is also a reduced risk of medical complications resulting from surgery such as infections and blood loss,” he said.

The campaign’s official launch event aims to educate and raise awareness about the evolution of surgeries over the years through a surgical milestone wall to highlight significant advancements in the surgical field and a virtual reality (VR) simulation experience.

This is to address patients’ concern regarding surgery and providing them with an insight of what awaits them, ensuring a peaceful mind before embarking on their treatment and recovery journey.

Managing Director, Hospital and Healthcare Operations of Sunway Healthcare Group, Dr Khoo Chow Huat shared that, “as healthcare technology advances, the advent of robotic surgery has transformed surgical procedures, offering improved outcomes for both surgeons and patients.

“These advancements allow us to better serve the needs of the community over time,” he said.

For the past 25 years, Sunway Healthcare Group has been at the forefront of healthcare in Malaysia, working towards improving the lives of those who have trusted in the group to deliver top quality patient care, treatment and clinical outcomes.

The ‘Shaping the Future of Surgery’ VR experience is now open to the public until June 30, providing an opportunity for everyone to explore and engage with these innovative experiences.

Through this initiative, SMCV hopes to alleviate patients’ concerns of surgical procedures and encourage them to find a route that works best for them with guidance from their trusted healthcare provider.

For further enquiries regarding the Shaping the Future of Surgery campaign and VR experience, please contact +6019 320 2291 or email (Facebook: Sunway Medical Centre Velocity).

KKLIU Approval Number: 1772/ EXP 31.12.2026


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