AWARDS TO THE BEST IDEAS OF MEDICAL JOURNAL RECOGNIZE THE CHAIR OF ROBOTIC SURGERY ABDOMINAL ONCOLOGY
The chair, the first of Spain, is the result of the collaboration of HM hospitals, the San Pablo CEU University and Palex Medical, and aims to promote an improvement in the treatment of abdominal cancer
• The award recognizes initiative, created to promote an improvement in the treatment of cancer digestive processes and give a major boost to approach them
• Since the launch of the chair and the end of last September, the Department of General Surgery and Digestive HMS performed a total of 40 interventions with abdominal cancer robotic surgery, in which savings demonstrated in the overall average stay of 36 03% over other techniques of surgical approach and savings in the average cost of care 16.26%, confirming that, in addition to increasing patient safety, cost-effectiveness is clearly demonstrated in this Such interventions
• The objectives of the department include the implementation of programs of research, development and innovation to improve the treatment of abdominal cancer; training and future medical specialists in this type of surgical techniques; and the promotion of scientific disclosure of robotic surgery in his approach, section in which the creation and development is part an application for iPhone and iPad that lets you view the different surgical techniques
• HM Hospital offers its patients medical insurance this cutting edge technology for abdominal cancer processes without impacting extra cost for using the same
Madrid, November 22, 2012. The first Chair in Oncology Robotic Surgery Abdominal Spain, set last March as a result of the collaboration agreement signed between HM hospitals, the San Pablo CEU University and Palex Medical to promote an improvement in the digestive cancer treatment processes, was awarded in the category of professional politics, with one of the Best Ideas Awards 2012, awarded by Medical Journal in a ceremony held on Monday at the National Theatre of Catalonia (Barcelona).
With the delivery of these awards, which was attended by numerous outstanding personalities of the health and institutional sectors, this publication acknowledges, once again, the daily work of those people, institutions or companies with their contributions have helped improve the medicine, health care and health throughout 2012.
The award, which was collected by Dr. Jesus Pelaez, director of Teaching, projects and R + D + i HM Hospitals and Hospital Vice Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at San Pablo CEU University; and Xavier Carbonell, CEO of Palex Medical, and recognizes this initiative, which "confirms the absolute success of the oncology program Comprehensive Cancer Center Clara Campal (CIOCC) in general and surgical oncology program of the Department of General and Digestive Surgery directed by Dr. Emilio Vicente and Yolanda Quijano "Directors also of the chair in the words of Dr. Juan Abarca Cidón, CEO of HM hospitals-and giving a major boost to approach cancer of the digestive processes.
Favorable technical and "cost-effective checks As the results, both in cost and in hospital stays, and unlike other specialties in which has called into question the cost-effectiveness of robotic surgery, cancer surgery in relation abdominal technique, handled by the right hands, is completely favorable, "said Dr. Abarca Cidón when it introduced the chair.
Since the launch of the chair and the end of last September, the Department of General Surgery and Digestive HMS performed a total of 40 interventions with robotic surgery, 18 of them corresponding to colorectal disease, ten to pancreas, esophagus four, other four to stomach or small intestine, liver and two to two to adrenal disease.
In total procedures performed with robotic surgery by that service savings in this period is shown in the global average stay of 36.03% compared to other techniques for surgical approach and savings in the average cost of care 16.26 %, confirming that, in addition to increasing patient safety, cost-effectiveness is clearly demonstrated in interventions with robotic surgery.
In addition, "in line with the priorities of the group, passing through to the fullest possible care to our patients, and this is inseparable from teaching, research and care innovation, HM Hospital has made an additional effort to put this cutting-edge technology at the service of all patients with medical insurance without extra cost to affect them for the use of the same, "said Dr. Abarca Cidón, insisting that the group's strategic objectives are met, certainly, with the creation of this chair in a specialty as unexplored as robotic surgery and the results presented. "
Objectives and balance of the chair. Specifically, since the chair is intended, through various actions, provide the necessary scientific information on robotic surgery in the surgical treatment of localized in the abdominal area cancer and become a discussion forum for professionals whose scientific activity or professional focus on this area of knowledge and research.
Its objectives include the implementation of programs of research, development and innovation aimed at improving the treatment of abdominal cancer, as well as the promotion of scientific disclosure of robotic surgery in his approach. In this sense, it has created and developed an application for iPhone and iPad that lets you view the different surgical techniques and it is having an excellent reception among professionals in the field. Similarly, training of future specialists and doctors in this type of surgical techniques is among the priorities of the department.
The directors of the winning initiative, Quijano Vincent and the doctors, is "very pleased with the developments that are taking the proposed activities as priorities by the Chair, which has allowed an important development of the entire oncology robotic surgery in HM Hospitals and promote abundant scientific and research activity. "
Example of this facet are the papers presented at the National Congress of Surgery and the five communications developed in the framework of the Chair and based on experience gained with the use of a surgical robot Da Vinci HM hospitals and the Department of General Surgery Digestive and HM University Sanchinarro presented at the 4th Congress of the Association of Robotic Surgery Clinic, held in late September in Chicago.
The service was the only Spanish group present and one of the groups with the largest and most active participation in this meeting, and his works were two separate studies comparing robotic surgery open, laparoscopic and in the treatment of rectal cancer and resections distal pancreatic; two studies on the technique developed in that service in robotic assisted surgical resection of tumors via rectal tumors and pancreatic body and neck; and a final presentation on the organizational model of the center, sponsored by HM hospitals, is it possible to achieve a high level of robotic surgery in the treatment of digestive tumors.
"For next year, under the chair, a training grant in cancer surgery that will give much importance and weight profile of robotic surgery to be convened, and it is also planned to develop two new procedures: access with single port Da Vinci and commissioning of a surgical procedure that combines endoscopy and robotic surgery trasanal microsurgery (TEM) ", added the experts.