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600th robotic vascular surgery at Homolka

The Department of Vascular Surgery of our hospital just celebrated the 600th robotic vascular surgery. We are still the world leader in the number of operations.

In 2006, robotic-assisted abdominal aortic surgery became a unique procedure in the world. The pioneer of robotic vascular surgery is the Chief of Vascular Surgery Prof. Petr Štádler. Thanks to almost 20 years of experience and the new generation of the Da Vinci robot, vascular surgeons are able to perform increasingly demanding procedures and a wider range of operations. Abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery, in which the affected part is replaced with a vascular prosthesis, can be performed either open, endovascularly, laparoscopically or robotically. Each option has its own rationale. Robotic surgery is the most gentle for the patient after endovascular surgery. The patient has several small punctures on the abdomen instead of an incision and recovers faster and has a negligible risk of developing a scar hernia.

Our hospital accepts patients from all over the Czech Republic and Slovakia for treatment of vascular diseases. The aorta and pelvic arteries are operated on at Homolka using all available technologies. From classic open surgery to laparoscopic and endovascular procedures.

Robotic surgery in the field of vascular surgery is not yet offered by any other hospital in the country.