Robotic Surgery at the Metropolitan Hospital of Santiago

The Metropolitan Hospital of Santiago, in its policy of offering national and international users a health service that goes hand in hand with the advances of world medicine in the development of new and safe diagnostic and surgical techniques, created the first surgery center Robotics of the country on February 24, 2014.

The center has the da Vinci surgical system developed by the Surgical Institute in Sunnyvale, California, the only system of this type approved by the FDA.

Robotic surgery offers advantages over conventional endoscopic surgery, such as:

  • Three-dimensional vision and therefore greater precision.
  • Greater and better dexterity and mobility within the operative field.
  • reater security when handling tissues more delicacy and less blood loss.
  • Reduces recovery time, allowing patients to return more quickly to their activities.
  • Tremor reduction and ergonomic position for the surgeon.
  • Better cosmetic effects

The HOMS Robotic Surgery Center performs:

  • Bariatric Surgery (Gastric Sleeve and Gastric Bypass).
  • Esophageal hiatus surgery (hiatal hernia and achalasia).
  • Colon Surgery
  • Gallbladder and bile duct surgery.

The head of Robotic Surgery is Dr. Rafael Sánchez Spanish General Surgeon, Laparoscopic, bariatric and experienced in robotic surgery.

Assigned to the robotic surgery center of the homs and located in the Preventive Medical Evaluation Room of the 4th. Floor of the Hospital Building is the SAMADI-HOMS ROBOT INSTITUTE directed by Dr. David Samadi, a prestigious urologist-oncologist surgeon who has a vast experience in robotic surgery for prostate cancer with more than 5,000 cases.

This type of operation raises one more step in the level of categorization of the hospital which in turn exhibits a differentiated, highly specialized service offer with attractive rates.

Dr. Samadi is the chief of urology and urological robotic surgery at Lenix Hill Hospital in New York.


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