Robot-assisted surgeries are becoming a major market and healthcare tool in India and around the globe. Since 2014, robot-assisted surgeries has been taking place at the Chandigarh Postgraduate Institute (PGI). Nevertheless, more of these surgeries are likely to take place in 2019 than ever before, with estimates already hitting previous years ‘ numbers with a month to go. The reason for the substantial increase in robotic technology use is that the robotic tool— known as Da Vinci — was historically used mostly in urological conditions such as prostate, kidney cancer, and other minimally invasive (small incisions) procedures. It is now also used by the departments of PGI’s gynaecology, paediatrics, and ENT.

Apart from the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in Delhi, the PGI is India’s only government-run health institution that uses Da Vinci as a device for medical assistance. The operations that use the robot in PGI cost between Rs 30,000 and Rs 60,000, while in private hospitals the same can cost around three times more. The aim of robot assisted devices is to increase surgery precision. Because of the robotic surgical device’s high accuracy and steadiness, surgery can be done by keyhole incisions. Doctors indicated that as experience in robot-assisted procedures has increased, surgery times have also been reduced, the tool is usable for other departments and more surgery can be performed.

In healthcare, the application of artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming a major market in its own right, both in India and around the world. New forecasts indicate that in the next few years the industry should expect significant growth. By 2026, forecasters said AI-based healthcare would be worth US$ 8bn–a 49.7 percent increase from 2019. The Asia Pacific region is expected to drive this growth. AI comprises both physical robotic devices and a multitude of resources for diagnosis and research. Health Issues India has previously noted numerous cases of AI-powered inventions from Indian companies, ranging from a smart glove with the ability to detect epileptic seizures to therapeutic devices to help treat diabetes.

Due to increasing innovation in the healthcare sector, the market will continue to rise. Tools such as Big data and various technological advances can become commonly accepted methods for handling and treating a variety of conditions as well as for medical applications like surgery.