True to its commitment to lead medical advances by offering high-quality health services, the Athens Medical Group has been a pioneer for Robotics Surgery for 13 years, and has been supplying the latest Robotic Surgery system, da Vinci Xi HD , version 2019.
Robotic System at the Athens Medical Center
The new robotic system that has been installed and has been fully operational for a few weeks at the Athens Medical Center maintains and significantly improves the characteristics of the previous da Vinci Xi systems, which relate to the excellent three-dimensional vision and flexibility of surgical instruments, while offering new important features in the field of ergonomics and imaging.
The incorporation of ICG is particularly important for controlling organ perfusion, complicated liver bladder anatomy, localization of lymph nodes, and avoiding blood loss and intraoperative complications. Also, this particular system, a special order for the Athens Medical Center , also has its own stapling tools that facilitate composers’ bowel surgery for anastomosis to avoid colostomy, large and difficult hives and all oncology interventions. In this way, almost the need for open interventions is abolished, except in rare cases.
In addition, it provides intraoperative navigation, which is particularly important since, with the imposition of imaging examinations, such as CT scan, we know in real time the exact location of the lesion, better identifying the anatomy. The flexibility of his arms and the ability to manipulate in very narrow spaces make it easy for surgeons to perform oncology interventions.
The upgraded version 2019, sophisticated robotic da Vinci Xi HD system, with new and exciting capabilities enables experienced, multidisciplinary medical team (Multidisciplinary Team, MTD) of the Athens Medical Center to offer more and more patients humane and rapid recovery, surgical repair of their problem, either through multiple microtoms or through a Single Site, a technique applied in General Surgery in Southeast Europe, only by Dr. Konstantinos Konstantinidis, MD, PhD, FACS, Associate Professor of Surgery, Ohio State University, USA, Honorary President of the Hellenic Department of the American College of Surgeons, Scientific Director, General, Bariatric, Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery Clinic, Athens Medical Center.
It is worth noting that since 2006, when the Robotic Surgery was held for the first time in Greece , more than 8,000 robotic surgeries of general surgery, urology, gynecology and pediatric surgery have been performed in the Athens Medical Group. At the same time, there have been world premieres , such as the first interventions of robotic cholecystectomy of a section, robotic semi-collectomy of a section, robotic rehabilitation of diaphorococcus for gastroesophageal reflux, robotic restoration of varicocele through a section, robotic bladder detachment of the pericardium, robotic thoracoplasty of a incision, single-section and one-section hysterectomy, as well as Whipple pancreatoctophytectomy. At the same time, trained doctors from the Group supported several scientific teams as official robotics trainers in Greece, Cyprus, Romania, Serbia, France, Latvia, Thailand and the United Kingdom, and participated in official seminars via the Internet.
The robotics departments of the Athens Medical Group are international centers of reference and excellence and cooperate with Universities in Greece and abroad. Among other things, the General, Laparoscopic, Bariatric and Robotic Surgery Clinic of the Athens Medical Center is recognized and accredited as the World Center of Excellence for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery by the International Federation for Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO). At the same time, doctors from the robotics departments are scientific members of leading educational organizations around the world, such as the IRCAD (Research Institute against Digestive Cancer) at Strasbourg University Hospital, which is considered to be the best robotic – laparoscopic urological “school “, The Reference and Education Center, ORSI Academy Belgium (Robotic Training Center and Pediatric Robotic Training Center), as well as the International Workshop in Robotic Surgery for Southeastern Europe and the Pan- rologikis Company (EAU – HOT Robotic Courses).
On the occasion of the procurement of the most modern Robotic Surgery system, d Vinci Xi H D, edition 2019 , the Managing Director of the Athens Medical Group, Vassilis Apostolopoulos said: “It is a fact that the future of health, globally, is indissolubly linked to the digital transition. In the Athens Medical Group, we are committed to being at the forefront of developments and preparing for new developments by constantly investing in new cutting-edge technologies and scientific innovation and innovation. For us, Medical Medical Group is a strategic choice and a long-term goal, and for the next 35 years, to continue to be the key Greek pole to ensure our country’s position in the transformation of the industry while, at the same time, a pioneer that finds daily application in our Group, to provide incentives and supplies for the repatriation of Greek scientific staff. ”
Dr. Konstantinos Konstantinidis said: “The Athens Medical Group is part of the international developments, as all the latest achievements of medical science apply to its clinics. Continuous investment in medical equipment, coupled with ongoing training, enables us to offer high quality medical services to thousands of patients, comparable to those of the best hospitals abroad. It is worth mentioning, among other things, the Single Site Robotic Surgery , which took place in Greece for the first time in 2011, and more than 500 interventions of this kind have been successfully carried out since then, firefly technology “and” digital surgery “. All of the above methods are part of the rapid advances in technology, aiming to deliver the best result to patients who have been trusting us all these years to operate safely, safely, while ensuring rapid recovery without complications. “