MMC gynaes now also operating with a robot

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Gynaecologists at the Maxima Medical Centre have started performing operations with the help of a robotic arm.

Previously, operations to the urinary and gastrointestinal tract, using the new technique, were done in the hospital. Now, gynaecologists have started working with it. It concerns procedures such as the removal of the uterus or ovaries. Later, for example, specialised pelvic floor operations will also be performed.

The robot is deployed if it is the best option for the patient. “For example, we can operate more effectively in some patients with normal (3D) keyhole surgery; this has some of the same benefits of using the surgical robot,” gynaecologist, Jacques Maas says.

With the help of a robotic arm, operations can be performed more precisely, and with the same speed as traditional laparoscopies. Previous operations have been carried out successfully.


Translated by: Bob

Edited by: Melinda

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