The Cary Cabral Hospital, in Lisbon, announced last Tuesday that it had performed robotic surgery for cancer of the head of the pancreas for the first time.
This innovative surgery allows the patient to recover faster and with less pain.
Automation: the robot allows movement that does not have a jerk, more precisely ...
The nation's first robotic pancreaticoduodenal resection was performed on Tuesday in a 58-year-old man with a less aggressive, though malignant, subtype of pancreatic head tumor called an ampullary tumor. Emmanuel Vegia reveals Lusa.
The possibility of performing this type of surgery using less invasive methods, in this case robots, represents a very good perspective for patients, in the sense of getting a better recovery than surgery that is usually very intricate and invasive.
Director of the Surgery Service and Transplant Unit at Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Lisboa Central (which includes Curry Cabral), Hugo Pinto Marques
Using a robot makes the procedure possible with five punctures of up to one centimeter each, he explained, "it's much less aggressive" and more precise.
It is a surgery with greater precision, because the robot allows movement that does not have a jerk, more precisely, with a visualization of the anatomy and structure that is enlarged 10 times in high resolution. Therefore, it allows the enlargement of the human eye in a slightly different manner than that which occurs in conventional surgery.
Hugo Pinto Marquez
Robotic surgery has been performed at CHULC since November 2019, the year the first equipment of this type appeared on the National Health Service, according to information from the hospital centre.
Robots are already being used in urology, colorectal cancer, surgical treatment of obesity, gynecological diseases, and diseases of the liver, biliary tract, and pancreas.
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