The success of the first operation performed using the da Vinci robot in San Pedro

Once again, the investigation shows its necessary and important fruits. This Friday, San Pedro de Logroño Hospital celebrates a success, the success of the first operation with the Da Vinci robotic platform in the Riojano Health Services. The intervention carried out by the Urological Service was a protective radical resection in a 73-year-old patient diagnosed with prostate cancer.

It was December last year when the merger of this mill was announced in March. For this, it was necessary to create a room in one of the basements of the hospital where high-precision and less invasive oncological interventions were planned thanks to Da Vinci, for which La Rioja invested 1,197,900 euros. In addition, several Seris surgical teams have been trained to handle it in a simulator.

In the team that participated in the intervention, providing details of the regional government, Dr. Daniel Pascual and Dr. Silvia Alvarez, from the Department of Urology; Naya Aguirre and Sandra Escudero, Department of Anesthesiology and Resuscitation; Marina Gromova, scrub nurse; Oria Rodríguez, Sonia Jiménez, and Teresa Sebastián from the nursing, as well as all TCAE staff, orderlies, and cleaners in the surgical unit who collaborated with patient preparation and transportation.

La Rioja government

“It represents a tremendous paradigm shift in commitment to safety and quality for patients and innovation in the public system,” says the CEO in a note highlighting that “through this investment, conditions are being enhanced so that SERIS surgeons have the same tools as those in communities.” Others – there are a hundred da Vincis in Spain – and the state of attracting and retaining talent from surgical specialties has been improved.

La Rioja government

The award of the contract to Abex for the installation of this robotic platform amounted to 990 thousand euros (excluding VAT), which was financed with European money, informs the message that new procedures will be processed in the coming weeks with the help of the robotic platform in other specialties: general surgery and gynecology and diseases of the ear, nose and throat.

Improvements in the process and for the patient

In the surgery:

– It guarantees maximum accuracy, due to its high image quality and visibility of reference points and anatomical planes.

Allows for greater precision in the surgeon’s movements. The robot performs actions ordered by the doctor, eliminating errors such as tremors that are inherently human in the hand. It has a system of movements on a large scale. Allows for greater accuracy of reconstruction.

– It gives the surgeon greater freedom of movement than traditional laparoscopic surgery.

– Easy access to complex anatomy with minimal incisions with better aesthetic results and less pain.

– Intraoperative postural changes that are required according to the complexity of the indication, minimizing the time spent on it, and keeping the patient as safe as possible.

– Easy access to activity reports, images or videos from the system to review surgical technique, improve times and optimize consumables to increase efficiency.

For the patient:

– Reduces the suffering of patients. The incisions made are between 5 and 10 mm in diameter, which is enough space to allow the robot tools to enter. In addition to better aesthetic results.

Fewer complications during the operation.

Less blood loss. Reduce blood transfusions.

– Reduces the length of hospital stay for patients, and favors recovery after surgery. Patients can return to their activities quickly, having regained their normal physiological functions in less time than with traditional laparoscopic surgery.

Fewer complications after surgery. Fewer readmissions in the next 30 days.

Fewer interventions.

Low death rate.

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