Future is near: a child is operated on by a robot in Lviv
The innovative operation with the Da Vinci robot was performed at the Clinical Ambulance Hospital in Lviv.
Oleh Samchuk, the hospital general director, wrote about this on his Facebook page.
The process was led by pediatric surgeon Andrii Dvorakevych, surgeons Andrii Stasyshyn and Artur Guraievskyi, and anesthesiologist Viktor Yurchenko.
"Three hours to remove adhesions and three 8 mm punctures instead of an abdominal incision; the Da Vinci robot operated on the first child in Ukraine. It's modern medicine, which is now available to young Ukrainians," the hospital's director-general wrote.
It's known that the patient is a 13-year-old girl born with intestinal pathology. They attempted to eliminate the defect three times during the operations, but complex surgical interventions only worsened the condition. The child developed recurrent intestinal adhesive obstruction. She suffered from pain accompanied by vomiting.
According to Oleh Samchuk, the operation was successful. The early postoperative period is satisfactory. The girl is no longer bothered by abdominal pain; she gets out of bed and even walks down the hall. And although the patient still has a long way to go, she has a pleasant prospect of forgetting about her problem forever.
The director-general of the hospital also stressed that in developed countries, where medicine is a priority, such pathologies are eliminated with the help of Da Vinci work systems.