Miguel Servet Hospital performs the first operation with the Da Vinci robot in the public health of Aragon. It is an advanced platform for complex, high-precision surgery that clearly benefits the patient.
The Urology team from the Miguel Servet University Hospital in Zaragoza performed a radical prostatectomy (removal of the prostate) on Tuesday with the Da Vinci robot. The intervention was carried out by the urologists Alberto Gonzalvo, Angeli Borque and the head of the Urology service, María Jesús Gil Sanz, who supported the teacher Mario Domínguez, from the Marqués de Valdecilla at the Hospital of the University of Santander. The first interventions in which this technology is used are always overseen by what are known in the scientific field as “proctors”, who are surgeons with extensive experience in the use of technology that is implanted in a new way in another center.
The patient remains hospitalized and is expected to develop. In the operating room, he was assisted by the anesthetists Mercedes García, Beatriz Martín and the head of the Anesthesia service, Javier Martínez Andreu, and the nursing team made up of Beatriz García and Alba Cardil, as instrumental, nurses Begoña Berna and Sara. Gómez and TCAE Olga Serrano.
In the next few days, other operations will be performed in this area of Uro-oncology and General Surgery.
This robot was installed in Serveto last March and since then professionals have been trained to handle the use of this technology, which involves an evolution in laparoscopic techniques. It is the most advanced platform for a complex, high-precision handheld.
For Dr. María Jesús Gil, in the case of prostate surgery, this technology can better preserve the neurovascular bundles, the amount of nerve fibers that are attached to the prostate and the influence of sexual potential. The treatment of this device also provides accuracy when the urethra and bladder are sutured, which can reduce the side effects of urinary incontinence. And, in addition, “jumps the visualization of areas that are difficult to access, such as the pelvis, so that it is better.”