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[JUL. 2023] Bucheon St. Mary’s Hospital is actively operating robot surgery

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  • Date 2023-07-10
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After establishing the 4th-generation Da Vinci Xi system, the Catholic University of Korea’s Bucheon St. Mary’s Hospital is actively operating robot surgery in obstetrics and gynecology, urology, surgery, thoracic surgery and otolaryngology



In December 2022, the Catholic University of Korea Bucheon St. Mary’s Hospital (Director Kim Hee-Yeol) began conducting robot surgery for gynecological cancer and gynecological diseases. This was achieved by remodeling the operating room into an optimized environment for robot surgery and establishing the 4th-generation Da Vinci Xi system, the latest version of the cutting-edge robot surgery instrument.


The Da Vinci Xi is a state-of-the-art 4th-generation robot surgery system. It features high-definition 3D stereoscopic imaging that can enlarge the field of view up to 10 times, a correction function to prevent hand shake, and sophisticated hand movements, enabling more sophisticated surgery. In addition, four robot arms can be used alternately, and a wide surgical area can be covered without changing the position of the robot.


After introducing the 4th-generation Da Vinci Xi system, Bucheon St. Mary’s Hospital held a symposium on the latest robot surgery techniques. The symposium was held at the Bucheon St. Mary’s Hospital Omnibus on May 9 (Tuesday) to commemorate 100 cases in a short period of time. In attendance were about 50 medical staff related to robot surgery from the hospital. The symposium was a time to introduce global and domestic robot surgery trends and discuss future development directions.


Director Kim Hee-Yeol of Bucheon St. Mary’s Hospital stated, “Bucheon St. Mary’s Hospital is constantly striving to achieve the best treatment results for patients by operating a customized patient management system with the best medical staff specialized in robot surgery.” He added, “We can provide better medical services to patients because the robot can perform surgery on complex and deep areas of the human body where minimally invasive surgery was traditionally difficult.”


Currently, Bucheon St. Mary’s Hospital’s robot surgery is utilized in prominent cancer types including prostate, bladder, kidney, stomach, colon, biliary tract, pancreatic, head and neck, uterine, and lung malignancies. The robot surgery method is also used for minimally invasive procedures in the fields such as gynecology, gallbladder, pancreatobiliary, and kidney diseases.