Robotic Surgery Centre
let’s beat cancer
Your partner in the struggle against illness
The Robotic Surgery Centre at Szpital na Klinach is the only one in south-east Poland that provides patients with access to the latest global technologies. The hospital has at its disposal the da Vinci Surgical System of the latest generation, authorised by its manufacturer, Intuitive Surgical.
The da Vinci Robot at Szpital na Klinach supports the work of doctors in gynaecological, urological and surgical procedures. The robot ensures precision, improves effectiveness and reduces invasiveness of the surgical procedure.
benefits for the patient
Da Vinci robot assisted surgery
Minimally invasive procedure
The system allows for very
intuitive and precise control
of the instruments and thus
enables performing complicated
Shorter recovery time
Low blood loss, minimised
number of complications,
smaller postoperative scar
as well as better cosmetic effects,
all contributes to accelerating
the recovery, which implies
a definitely shorter hospitalisation
time and the perspective
of a quick return home.
Quicker return to normal activity
The precision of the
incisions and their
small sizes mean that
the procedure involves
less stress for the patient,
who recovers at a faster
rate and returns
to normal life
and professional activity.
About robotic surgery
The da Vinci Surgical System is a modern and effective method of treatment
The da Vinci surgical support system is currently the most advanced robotic system in the world, applied in surgical treatment of many conditions including cancers. Over 170 types of surgery are performed using the system, primarily procedures of the uterus, prostate and large intestine as well as operations in the region of the urinary bladder, kidneys, pancreas, lungs and heart.
At present, there are 4,800 da Vinci robots used around the world and over a million operations are performed annually with its application. The interdisciplinary application of this surgical technique in combination with high quality standards as well as longstanding clinical experience of certified physicians provide hope for many patients including those with cancers.
of the Robotic Surgery Centre – research and teaching base of the Gynaecology and Urogynaecology Clinic at Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University
In April we launched a Robotic Surgery Centre at Szpital na Klinach. Using the da Vinci Surgical System we now perform at our hospital surgical procedures for prostate and endometrial cancer, and soon we will also be performing general surgery procedures.
All patients, both male and female, who report to us with oncological complaints within gynaecology or urology are provided with comprehensive care by our multidisciplinary medical team, i.e. a surgeon, a psychooncologist and an anaesthesiologist, as well as a physiotherapist and a dietician. Have a look at our patients’ opinions!
Have a look at our patients’ opinions!
‘The diagnosis I heard was neoplasm. Before the operation I had a lot of fears and doubts. However, I only felt pain just after waking up from the anaesthetic. I was positively surprised by the unparalleled thoughtfulness of the hospital team – some of the people that supported me were the psychologist and the physiotherapeutic. Already on the fourth day after the operation I was back home. Now, after 2 weeks, I feel physical and mental comfort. I now know that to have that operation was the best decision I could make’, says Marek who underwent a urologic surgery.
The da Vinci robot in numbers
Every 36 s surgeons operate using the da Vinci System®
About 170 types of surgical procedures, mainly in urology, gynaecology and general surgery, are performed with the assistance of da Vinci® robots.
Over 6m operations have already been performed globally using the da Vinci Systems
Gynecology – da Vinci hysterectomy
da Vinci hysterectomy is a method used to remove benign lesions and carcinomas of the uterus. It is the most modern surgical technique of removing the uterus, ovaries and lymph nodes while at the same protecting autonomic nerves in the early stages of cancer. All over the world, this is the most common operation using a robot. Robot-assisted surgery enables surgical oncologists to perform minimally invasive, precise and complete procedures with good oncological clearance. The da Vinci surgical system allows for application of minimally invasive surgery, which reduces postoperative pain and blood loss, and also substantially shortens the time spent at the hospital.
Contact the Individual Patient Assistant
Have you got any additional questions or would like to find out more about the da Vinci method, about the course of the treatment or the conditions that it concerns? We are at your disposal and can arrange an appointment for you to be seen by a specialist at our hospital.
Urology – da Vinci prostatectomy
Laparoscopic prostatectomy using the da Vinci robot is currently the most technologically advanced method of treatment of prostate cancer. In this method, the affected prostate gland is removed together with the seminal vesicles, in some cases also with the lymph nodes by making four incisions in the abdominal wall through which the arms of the surgical robot are introduced into the patient’s body.
The da Vinci technology enables anatomic resection of the prostate while maintaining sexual function and urinary continence with minimal blood loss. The recovery is shortened, the stay at hospital is short and the return to the daily routine is faster compared with open radical retropubic prostatectomy.
Da Vinci colorectal surgery
Da Vinci colorectal surgery is currently the technologically most advanced method of treating colorectal cancer. It consists in removing a tumour or the affected organ through 3-4 incisions, 1-centimetre in size, made in the layers of the patient’s abdominal wall. Unlike the classical technique, the da Vinci method enables performing surgeries without having to open up the abdomen, reduces postoperative pain complaints, promotes faster recovery and causes fewer infectious complications of the postoperative wound, and also guarantees a better cosmetic effect.