Ro­botic op­er­a­tions ar­rive to Va­len­cia

Costa Levante News - - NEWS -

By Joe Wick­man THE FIRST op­er­a­tion per­formed with the help of a Da Vinci ro­botic arm in the Va­len­cia re­gion took place late last week.

Va­len­cia’s Hos­pi­tal Gen­eral has the honour of pi­o­neer­ing the tech­nique, whereby the sur­geon sits in an ad­ja­cent room, con­trol­ling the ro­botic arm with the help of two ‘joy­sticks’ and a pedal while watch­ing the pro­ce­dure through the images sent from a cam­era in­stalled on the robot.

This method al­lows for more pre­cise min­i­mally-in­va­sive surgery such as la­paro­scopic pro­ce­dures.

The Da Vinci will be tested for six months in the Hos­pi­tal Gen­eral as part of an on­go­ing in­ves­tiga­tive project aimed at eval­u­at­ing the ma­chine’s cost-ef­fi­ciency ra­tio.

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