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Center for Robotic Surgery

The Department of General and Visceral Surgery established the Center for Robotic Surgery based on deep expertise in complex minimal-invasive procedures. Our Center for Robotic Surgery offers the most advanced robotically assisted procedures using a daVinci Xi robotic system (Intuitive Surgical).

The technique used in the Center for Robotic Surgery has revolutionized the way we operate on patients with oncologic diseases, as we can perform surgery using small incisions associated with traditional laparoscopic surgery, but with improved visualization, range of motion and precision.

We apply Robotic surgery in all fields of general and visceral surgery – i.e. liver surgery, colon surgery, rectum surgery, pancreas surgery, esophagus surgery, stomach surgery… 

What is Robotic Surgery?

Robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery involves using a surgical robot to facilitate the performance of complex operations without the need for a large incision. By combining robotics and state-of-the-art computer technology, surgeons can operate with greater dexterity and control than traditional surgical approaches. In addition to a quicker recovery time for patients, other potential benefits of robotic surgery include less blood loss, reduced post-operative pain, faster and easier recovery, less scarring, and quicker return to daily activities.

Advantages of Robotic Surgery

With robot-assisted surgery, patients can have major surgery with only a few tiny incisions. The benefits to the patient may include a faster recover, shorter hospital stay, less bleeding, less pain, smaller scars, and quicker return to normal daily activities when compared to traditional surgery. Because robotic surgery requires only a few small incisions, the post-operative pain is usually less than that experienced during open surgery.

Some of the benefits for surgeons include greater surgical precision, 10x magnification, improved dexterity, enhanced visualization, and improved access. Surgeons have the ability to perform more intricate procedures and experience a level of surgical precision never before possible.

Operation Videos (Attention! Sensitve content!)

Robot-assisted right hemihepactectomy for NASH-induced hepatocellular carcinoma

Robot-assisted spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy

Robot-assisted right hemicolectomy with intracorporeal anastomosis

Robot-assisted ALPPS for multifocal HCC in child A/B cirrhosis