Register through www.aris-international.com with required documents to start the process of accreditation
Once fees are paid and terms accepted, ARIS board will cross check and clear the application for interview / inspection
Online / Onsite rigorous evaluation process as per international quality outcome data requirement
Applicant will be notified with in 24 hours after inspection. If not approved, opportunity to correct the deficiencies
Designee evaluated periodically by verifiable compliance with all current requirements and other program criteria.
The primary requirement for applying to COE is that the applicant surgeon should be a member of ARIS. The application facility should have a dedicated robotic surgery department functioning for at least a period of 12 months at the time of application. The department should also have their one years surgical data in to their registry by the time of inspection.
The applicant surgeon / facility has performed at least 50 qualifying robotic surgery procedures including all specialities in the preceding 12 months. Also, each applicant speciality surgeon should have performed at least 10 qualifying surgeries in a calendar year and 50 qualifying robotic surgery procedures in their lifetime. All these procedures should have been entered in the hospital registry. Application failing to comply with the above clause will not be considered for COE. Each applicant facility and surgeon meets surgical outcomes benchmarks for mortalities, complications, readmissions and reoperations.
All specialities associated with ARIS or other international and national / regionalguidelines which include:
The complication include:
The applicant robotic surgeon would be the Programme Director. A minimum of two- member Robotic committee would need to be constituted with the following members:
Each surgeon with the required surgical experience as per the ARIS requirements will be given a certificate as a speciality Director apart from the Institute’s COE
The applicant holds interdisciplinary team meetings at least quarterly to ensure that decisions related to robotic surgery are addressed in a comprehensive manner. The minutes of the meetings need to be recorded and will be checked by the assessor. The Director would be primarily responsible for coordinating the interdisciplinary services and guidelines for robotic surgery.
This would comprise of Full time with 24 hour coverage
Full time / On-site within 30 minutes of request;
The facility should also able to identify the following consultative staff:
The applicant facility should have policies and guidelines in place that require applicant / all eligible robotic surgeons to have qualified call coverage, and the applicant surgeon certifies that each covering surgeon is capable of identifying and treating robotic surgery complications.
The applicant surgeon / program director spends a significant portion of his efforts in the field of robotic surgery and completes continuing medical education. The applicant surgeon should be a qualified surgeon by the highest certifying authority, is a member of ARIS. The applicant surgeon has privileges as both a robotic and conventional surgeon at the applicant facility. The application facility should have a dedicated department of robotic surgery under which all the protocols, guidelines and SOP’s are functioning.
The applicant formally adopts and implements clinical pathways that facilitate the standardization of perioperative care for the relevant procedure:
The applicant provides organized and supervised support groups for all patients who may undergo or have undergone robotic surgery.
The applicant / facility would be committed to spread the science of safe Robotic surgery. At least two courses/ CME’S would be conducted every year by the facility to impart teaching and training of surgeons in the field of Robotic surgery.
1. The application for the accreditation will be filled online through official ARIS website www.aris-international.com. The application will be accompanied with an online payment to the ARIS account for a non-refundable amount of Rs 50,000/- (Fifty Thousand Rupees only). Subsequent to receiving the fees, ARIS President will credential the application and if accepted, appoint one assessor for an online interview / onsite inspection. For online interview, the program director and all specialists fo the applying facility should be available for the zoom meeting. If onsite, the inspector will physically meet all the stakeholders and inspect the facility and the logbook of robotics surgery. The cost of travelling and local hospitality for the assessors will be taken care by application facility. Subsequent to the interview / inspection, if the facility is approved, the accreditation will be valid for a period of 3 years. In case the assessors suggest certain changes/ modifications , the same would need to be completed in a period of one month by the applicant/facility and proof would need to be submitted to the assessors for the final report.
2. Facilities already approved by the SRC or other associations as Centre Of Excellence would be exempted from interview / inspection and will be given the accreditation after applying online along with the payment of non-refundable fees of Rs 50,000/= (Fifty Thousand only). However, the application will still be credentialed by ARIS president before approving the COE for these centres.
3. Revalidation of the applicant/ facility will take place every three years. Revalidation fees are non-refundable and will be similar to initial fees submitted with online payment to the ‘ARIS’ account. An online interview / onsite inspection of the facility by a single assessor will be done to complete the process of recertification.
4. If the Programme Director leaves the facility, it would cease to exist as a “Centre Of Excellence” unless another program director with similar qualification and an existing COE speciality certification is instated. A fresh application with a new Programme Director would be needed to reapply and meet the desired criteria if a new surgeon is applying for the COE who has not been an existing program director or a COE speciality certificate holder. All applying surgeon including speciality surgeons should be a life member of ARIS.
The certification would carry the:
ARIS believes that even the best can improve. Excellence is not simply an achievement – it is a culture that must be sustained. ARIS is in an unique position to provide the experience it has gained through its expert executive members to those who wish to improve beyond their accreditation. Significant benefits of ARIS COE are as follows: