83-yr-old man undergoes gall bladder surgery using AI-based technology

Updated: Sep 20 2023 12:06AM

New Delhi, Sep 19 (PTI) An octogenarian man has received a new lease of life after undergoing a challenging gall bladder surgery here that was performed using an AI-based technology, doctors said on Tuesday.

Given his age, surgeons in Kolkata had initially planned a surgical intervention while cautioning about the associated risks. However, during the surgery, the surgical team encountered an unexpected and life-threatening challenge, said a leading private hospital in Delhi.

"The patient's liver was found to be riddled with balloon-like cysts, making it impossible to locate the gallbladder safely. Fearing a catastrophic outcome, the surgery was abandoned to prevent potential complications, such as severe bleeding," it said in a statement.