The Vattikuti Foundation was founded on October 29, 1997 by Raj and Padma Vattikuti, the goal being “To make a difference” in their native India and also in the Metro Detroit community where his businesses have thrived. The Vattikuti Foundation funded the pioneering work of robotic surgeon Dr. Mani Menon, and continues to lend it’s support to a number of worthwhile charitable causes.
They have established several cobranded robotic surgery institutes in the United States, India and Belgium to encourage the growth of multispecialty robotic surgery. Improving the quality of human life, by making high-tech surgery available to the “common man”, has been a Vattikuti goal.
The Vattikuti Foundation Network consists of: The Vattikuti Urology Institute at Henry Ford Hospitals, Detroit, Michigan; Vattikuti Digital Breast Diagnostic Center at Beaumont Hospitals, Royal Oak, Michigan; Providence Vattikuti Women’s Robotic Surgery Institute, Southfield, Michigan; OLV Vattikuti Robotic Surgery Institute, Aalst, Belgium; Medanta Vattikuti Institute of Robotic Surgery, Gurgaon, India; Manipal Vattikuti Institute of Robotic Surgery, Bangalore, India; KIMS Vattikuti Institute of Robotic Surgery, Secunderabad, India; Asian Vattikuti Institute of Robotic Surgery, Mumbai, India; Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute, Mumbai, India; Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York; University of Miami Urology Department, Miami, Florida; and now a new affiliation with King’s College London and Guy’s Hospital, London, England.
Through these institutions the Foundation invests in the training of high quality manpower and the development of new robotic surgery procedures. The “Vattikuti Collaborative Quality Initiative” maintains a high quality multi centric database to produce high levels of trustworthy evidence in the literature. The Foundation organizes Robotic Surgery Conferences periodically: The International Robotic Urologic Symposium (IRUS) in the U.S and VGR (Vattikuti Global Robotics) in India. The Vattikuti Foundation also focuses on creating an infrastructure to coordinate and reach out to people who are in poverty through their Poverty Alleviation Program, helping many families in several hundred villages in India grow more financially stable. The Foundation C.E.O. is Dr. Mahendra Bhandari. Their website is: www.vfrsi.vattikutifoundation.com