Published: 2022-06-27

Initial experience in a novel robotic system: Hugo™ robotic assistant surgery system for robotic inguinal hernia repair

Premkumar Balachandran, Subbiah Tirunelveli Sivagnanam, Dakshay Chordia


The Hugo Robotic Assistant Surgical (RAS)TM system is a modular portable robotic surgical assistant pioneered by Medtronic Limited currently being used as a research device. It was used in performing a trans-abdominal pre-peritoneal repair for bilateral inguinal hernia at Institutes of Hernia Surgery and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, India. This reports our initial experience in using a novel robotic surgical assistant system in performing robotic inguinal hernia repair.


Robotic surgery, Robotic hernia surgery, Minimal access surgery, Hernia repair, Pre-peritoneal repair

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