First Robotic Thymectomy

First Robotic Thymectomy

First Robotic Thymectomy

A team of doctors led by Dr Arvind Kumar performed robotic thoracoscopic thymectomy on six  patients with myasthenia gravis, a rare autoimmune disorder  at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi  on June 21,2008 .AIIMS has been performing Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Thymectomy (VAT), or removal of thymus gland, for the past eight years involving more than 200 cases.