Jammu, June 18 :
Apollo Hospital today conducted an awareness campaign here to educate people about urological health and various treatment available – including robotic surgery – to cure urological complications.
The awareness program was headed by Dr Rajesh Taneja, Senior Consultant, Urology, Andrology and Robotic surgery at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital.
Dr Tanejahas treated many patients with severe urological complications, with state of the art robotictechnology and his rich experience.
The camp was attended by people of all age and sections of the society.
Addressing the gathering, Dr Taneja said, Urological complications are on rise among people of all ages due to change in lifestyle. We have noticed that people often don’t take urological complications seriously and will consult a doctor only when the problem has aggravated.
On this occasion we would like to inform everyone that all kinds of urological issues are treatable if diagnosed on time and we should not ignore them.”
He also added that some of the common urological issues are urinary incontinence among both male and females, bladder prolapse, haematuria (presence of blood in the urine), erectile dysfunction, interstitial cystitis, overactive bladder, prostatitis, prostate cancer and bladder cancer.
Dr. Taneja also spoke about the emergence of robotic surgery for curing urological ailments.
“The list of indications of robotic-assisted surgery in urology is growing. The aim is to avoid an abdominal incision with its attendant morbidities, so that the results of open surgery can be excelled or at least reproduced.”
He further added that robotic surgery in urology can be undertaken for ailments ranging from cancers of the urinary tract, urinary bladder, kidney and testes. “Due to robotic procedures, the so called ‘big surgical procedures’ become small ‘local procedures’ done within abdomen.
Robotic surgery is ideally suited for surgical procedures carried out in the depths of abdomen and pelvis on the organs of urinary tract, situated extra-peritoneally.”
He also shared various health tips with people for maintaining a healthy life and for understanding the symptoms during the onset of urological complications. “Precaution is the first level of cure. But at the same time it is important to start the treatment at the early stage of any complication. It makes the diseases easily curable and save the patient from a higher level of discomfort.”
Some of the easy ways to avoid urological complications include consumption of three to four litres of water every day, reducing the amount of caffeine and salt, staying within the healthy weight range, quitting smoking, exercises to strengthen the pelvic muscles of the body and limiting the intake of fluids during night.
An open-house was also conducted during the end of the awareness camp and Dr Taneja responded to many queries on day-to-day habits for improving urological health.