President inaugurates Robotic Surgery Unit
President Danilo Medina inaugurated the Robotic Surgery Unit at the Santiago Metropolitan Hospital (HOMS) yesterday, Monday 24 February. The unit is the first of its kind in the country and only the second in the whole of the Caribbean.
The “Da Vinci Si” system can be used for many different types of surgical intervention. The surgical system enables surgeons to perform delicate and complex operations through a few tiny incisions with increased vision, precision, dexterity and control. The system seamlessly translates the surgeon’s hand, wrist and finger movements into precise, real-time movements of surgical instruments.
The president of the hospital administration board, Rafael Sanchez Espanol said that with this unit HOMS was building a highly complex area with four ultra modern operating rooms and that it also had an Online Surgery system that could show the surgeries live.
Sanchez Espanol said that the team who would use the equipment was composed of himself, as director and Juan Felix Capellan, Jose Alvarez Torres and Hector Sanchez Navarro, who had been trained in its use by Vinci in laboratories in Houston Texas and in hospitals in Phoenix, Arizona.
The President then used the machine to stitch a wound in a virtual operation.
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