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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 organized a “100 cases celebration” dinner on 29 November 2016 to celebrate the achievement of Dr Jeffrey Chew on his 100th case with MAKOplasty Robotic Knee Surgery. A plaque was presented by Mr Seah Kerk Chuan, Executive Director of Transmedic Group, to recognise Dr Chew’s professional accomplishment.
On The Red Dot’s new series The Science of Things, series host Paul Foster zooms in on medicine’s latest and meets the men behind its science. Using robots in surgery has become a norm at the National University Hospital. Trained robotic surgeon Dr Joseph Ng puts Paul through his paces as he tries his hand at manipulating a robot. Dr Ng also shares the many benefits of robotic surgery and how it could be a solution to the bed crunch problem hospitals are facing.
Dr. Sita Ayu Arumi, SpOG – a robotic surgeon from Indonesia shared her experience about robotic technology, the most advanced minimally invasive surgery.
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.
Featuring Dr Chin Chong Min Urologist @ Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, the pursuit of good health is something that most people would go to great lengths for, and that is something that was clear fo Mr Terrence Patrick Swift. The American citizen travelled from Beijing, where he based, to Singapore in search of the best treatment for his kidney cancer.