The CHPG has just been equipped with two new surgical robots for urological and gastrointestinal procedures. The CHPG spent 2.5 million euros to equip two operating rooms with the Da Vinci X machines.
The robots broaden the spectrum to treat more pathologies with less invasive interventions, causing fewer complications and allowing for faster healing times. The revolutionary robots consist of a control console where the surgeon sits, a screen and articulated arms which performs the intervention.
Prince Albert II was the first person to test the new robots during an operation simulation. With these new tools, doctors will be able to reach areas of the body which were once unreachable. The Da Vinci X robots are manufactured by American company ‘Intuitive’ based in the Silicon Valley.
About 6,000 models are currently being used in healthcare facilities around the world. The CHPG is the first public hospital in the south of France to have two.