The Department of Abdominal Oncology Robotic Surgery, awarded as one of the Best Ideas of 2012
The first Chair in Robotic Surgery Oncology Abdominal Spain, launched in March 2012 as a result of the collaboration agreement signed between HM hospitals, the CEU San Pablo University and Palex Medical, was awarded one of the Prizes to the Best Ideas 2012 granted by Medical Journal.
The award recognizes that this initiative, which "confirms the complete success of the Oncology Program Comprehensive Cancer Center Clara Campal (CIOCC) Oncology Program and Digestive Surgery General Surgery Service and HM University Sanchinarro (HMS), directed by doctors Vicente Emilio and Yolanda Quijano "Directors also of the chair, and it gives a major boost to approach cancer of the digestive processes.
According to 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 in the abdominal cancer surgery technique, handled by relationship right hands, is completely favorable ", said Dr. Juan Abarca Cidón, CEO of HM hospitals.
Until the end of September, he said service performed 40 interventions -18 robotic surgery for colorectal pathology, ten of pancreas, esophagus four, four of stomach or small intestine, liver and two two suprarrenal- pathology, demonstrating savings The mean overall of 36.03% compared to other techniques and approach means savings in healthcare costs of 16.26%, which, besides increasing the safety of patients confirms its cost effectiveness.
In addition, HM Hospital has made an extra effort to bring this advanced technology to serve their patients with medical insurance without extra cost to affect them for using it.
Since the chair is to provide the necessary scientific information on robotic surgery in the surgical treatment of localized in the abdominal area cancer and provide a forum for discussion for professionals whose activities are in this area of knowledge and research.