In an episode of its Smart Regions series, Euronews has broadcast a report by the French journalist Aurora Vélez on the work at the Centre for Robotic Surgery at University Hospital "St. Marina" - Varna. The report tells about the work of Prof. Dr. Nikola Kolev, Head of the Department of General and Operative Surgery at MU-Varna and a patient who has already been operated with the robot.
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The latest fourth-generation da Vinci Xi surgical system has been functioning for a year at University Hospital "St. Marina" - Varna. This is the most modern and state-of-the-art computer-assisted technology for minimally invasive surgery in Bulgaria, which makes it possible to use the latest generation surgical tools through which extremely elegant and patient-friendly operations are performed. This ensures patients' rapid recovery with minimal trauma, pain and post-operative control, as well as a reduced risk of infections and a better cosmetic outcome.
The Centre for Robotic Surgery was set up under a project co-financed by the Operational Programme Science and Education for Smart Growth and the European Regional Development Fund. Its work is focused on diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of surgical diseases in the digestive tract, abdominal organs, urological and thoracic surgery, etc., successfully and fully applying modern methods in research, clinical practice and student training. Its launching in North-East Bulgaria has provided an opportunity for remote access to a greater number of specialists from different specialties who are now able to perform laparoscopic operations together.