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What is da Vinci Surgery? With the da Vinci Surgical System, surgeons operate through just a few small incisions. The da Vinci System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and tiny wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand. As a result, da Vinci enables your surgeon to operate with […]
Transmedic and Changi General Hospital (CGH) recently celebrated the success of their Robotic Surgery program.
The da Vinci Xi system was commissioned in CGH in December 2014. February 2015 saw the commencement of the Robotic Surgery program by the Urology and the Colorectal departments. In the months following, other disciplines (HPB, General Surgery, ENT) came on board as well. The Urology and Colorectal departments had developed strong clinical plans, and thorough training was conducted for the whole OT team of surgeons, patients’ assistants, nurses and anaesthetists.
Clinical excellence and innovation—this was the theme of St. Luke’s Medical Center Global City’s (SLMC-GC) celebrations, of having successfully performed over 500 robotic surgeries since the program’s inception in 2010.
March 17th 2016: St Luke’s Global City announced that they have been able to help over 500 surgery patients achieve better clinical outcomes and faster recovery with robotic surgery. “You always have to look into innovation”, stated Dr. Arturo Dela Pena (photo left), the medical director, in his opening speech about St. Luke’s continuous improvement of services geared towards giving patients the best possible care.
A team of robotic thoracic surgeons from St. Luke’s-Global City has recently performed the country’s first robotic lung resection on a 61-year-old female patient who was discovered to have a 3.5cm mass in the left upper lobe of her lungs.
The mass was suspected to be malignant after doing an extensive work-up, including a PET/CT scan. Using the third-generation Da Vinci Si surgical system, the only robotic surgical machine of its kind available in the Philippines, the St. Luke’s-Global City surgical team performed a resection of the left upper lobe of the lung with complete mediastinal lymph node dissection.