Da Vinci robot performed first surgery on living patient in Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The man was taken to the hospital with suspicion for intestinal bleeding
13:31, 10 December 2020

Surgery, Lviv, December 2020
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A unique surgery took place in Lviv, western Ukraine. Da Vinci robot completed the operation on a living patient. The 50-year-old man was taken to the hospital with suspicion for intestinal bleeding. Oleg Samchuk, the director of Lviv clinical hospital said so on Thursday.

During the examination, medics found a hole between the chest and abdominal cavities, and part of his stomach moved to the chest cavity. The patient needed a surgery.

"Today, Da Vinci surgeon robot eliminated the diaphragma rupture in our hospital. And it's fantastic! Not a single cut across the punctures was made. The surgeon stayed several meters away from the patient during the interference. Thanks to the camera that broadacsted the image, and the four arms of the robot remotely guided by the doctor, it managed to remove the problem flawlessly, even making some plastic surgery", reads the message.

The surgery proved successful, and the patient already regained conscience.

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