USEUROPEAFRICAASIA 中文双语Français
China
Home / China / Health

In a first for China, robot carries out ELAPE rectal cancer surgery

By Tan Yingzi in Chongqing | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2017-08-14 14:58

In a first for China, robot carries out ELAPE rectal cancer surgery

A surgeon sits before the control desk of a da Vinci robotic surgical system.[Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

This month, Chongqing Xinqiao Hospital has successfully conducted a rectal cancer surgery using the da Vinci surgical system, the first such practice in China.

Approved in the United States in 2000, the system is a robotic surgical system made by the American company Intuitive Surgical. It is designed to facilitate complex surgery using a minimally invasive approach, and is controlled by a surgeon from a console.

It consists of a surgeon's control desk, a patient-side cart with four interactive robotic arms controlled from the desk. The surgeon uses the console's master controls to maneuver the patient-side cart's three or four robotic arms (depending on the model). The safety features of the system can minimize opportunities for human error when compared with traditional approaches.

"With the help of the da Vinci System, the operation is more accurate," said Ma Dan, deputy director of the hospital’s department of general surgery.

The patient is recovering well and receiving further treatment, according to the hospital.

Editor's picks
BACK TO THE TOP
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349
FOLLOW US