A surgical robot, da Vinci Xi, is a new member of the Gastrointestinal Surgery Department at the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona
Posted in News on 5 November 2014
Published by Gabriel Díaz
Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery at the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona
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Innovation and surgical advances are two main characteristics of the Gastrointestinal Surgery Department at the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, historically is well known by performing minimally invasive procedures for the treatment of diverse pathologies (colorectal and esophagogastric cancer, bariatric and metabolic, inflammatory bowel disease), also for being pioneers in the investigation of Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES), new approaches that seek the lowest aggression and faster recovery of the patients.
Nowadays there are some limitations to reach that objective and novel technologies seems to have the answer. The da Vinci Xi System represents the newest generation of surgical robots, a platform that allows a revolutionary surgical access including single orifice procedures and working through a vertical position. These features make feasible the robotic assistance for operations like transanal total mesorectal excision (taTME) and esophagectomies.
This da Vinci Xi is the first working in Spain and part of the initial ones in Europe. Cellex Foundation made this possible by a donation to the Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery at the Hospital Clínic.
Antonio Lacy and the director of the hospital, Josep Maria Piqué agreed that “we have to take advantage of the new features of this surgical robot”. This recent incorporation to the surgical department seeks moving several steps forward in patient´s care.