Jean Reno – a charismatic French actor with a relentless expression, who became famous in the films Brutal Nikita, Leon or The Purple River. But Czech viewers also know him from the comedy Shut Up or commercially successful Adventurers.
Despite a number of operational limitations related to the covid-19 epidemic, we continue to provide our patients with the best possible care. In the department of stereotactic and radiation neurosurgery, we treated 1,200 patients in 2020, which is a record number in the 28-year history of the department. In addition, last year we significantly renewed the "GammaPlan" planning software and expanded it with the "Lightning" module.
On November 11, a live transmission seminar took place in Na Homolce Hospital, during which the arrhythmology team of prof. Petr Neužil shared their experience with Japanese colleagues with the introduction of an innovated laser balloon catheter with robotic movement.
Prof. MUDr. Petr Štádler, Ph.D., Head of the Vascular Surgery Department, received the award of the American Society for Laparoscopy and Robotic Surgery for his presentation – 470 Vascular Robotic Surgeries – as part of an international virtual meeting. Congratulations!
The Department of Cardiology at the hospital Nemocnice Na Homolce has acquired a new telemonitoring system so that physicians and nurses can also monitor patients on standard beds.
Na Homolce Hospital successfully passed the accreditation procedure of the Joint Accreditation Committee (SAK), in which it proved that it meets all quality and safety standards in accordance with the provisions of Section 105 of Act No. 372/2011 Coll., on Health Services and Conditions of their Provision, and Decree No. 102/2012 Coll., on Evaluation of Quality and Safety of Inpatient Health Care. On the basis of this procedure, the hospital was awarded a SAK certificate of the accredited facility.
Today, I has been 20 years since a new treatment using deep brain stimulation was successfully introduced in the Na Homolce Hospital. This was done in cooperation with the Department of Neurology of the 1st Medical School, Charles University, and General Teaching Hospital in Prague. This department presently continues to administer the Center for Intervention Therapy of Mobility Disorders (iTEMPO). On March 26, 1998, a stimulation electrode was implanted into the brain of a patient who suffered from essential tremor. The lifetime of a stimulation electrode (stimulator) is approximately 5 years. Since then, almost 300 patients have had stimulators placed or exchanged. Approximately 1000 stimulator implantations and subsequent re-implantations have been performed.
Cardiologists of the Na Homolce Hospital performed a unique surgery involving the implantation of micro-filters into both carotid arteries. This was done in an attempt to intercept possible thrombi. It is a stroke-preventive measure designed especially for patients with atrial fibrillation.
The Na Homolce Hospital is a world leader in the number of robot-assisted vascular procedures carried out in the field of vascular surgery.