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[DEC. 2023] MJ Hospital Introduces the Korean Robotic Surgery System...

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  • Date 2023-12-21
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MJ Hospital in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province,

Introduces the Korean Robotic Surgery System, REVO-i



MJ Hospital Robot Surgery Center has announced the introduction of REVOi robotic surgical equipment. Robotic surgery refers to a procedure in which a surgeon remotely controls surgical instruments to operate on a patient. It has gained significant attention recently for its precision in surgery without causing damage to nerves or blood vessels. 


The Korean robotic surgery system, REVOi, is characterized by supporting more precise surgical procedures with features such as high-resolution 3D stereoscopic imaging, a wide field of view, and detailed movements through a multi-joint mechanism. It also minimizes incisions for safer surgery and enables faster patient recovery with reduced bleeding and infection. Due to these advantages, it is widely used in various medical departments such as surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, and urology, leading to high patient satisfaction.


MJ Hospital's Robot Surgery Center applies the REVOi robotic surgery to various medical conditions. Specifically, it is utilized for surgical interventions in general surgery, such as the treatment of gallbladder polyps and gallbladder removal. Moreover, it is employed in a wide range of surgeries including gallbladder cancer, colorectal cancer, and hernia. In the field of gynecology, it is used for conditions like uterine fibroids, endometriosis, ovarian tumors, and uterine prolapse. Additionally, in urology, it is applied for conditions such as prostate cancer and bladder cancer.


Robotic surgery excels in delicately identifying and removing lesions requiring excision, such as cysts and tumors. It particularly shines in cancer surgeries where blood vessels and nerves are intricately involved, making it challenging for human hands to perform precise treatments.


Robotic surgery can also be used to treat gallbladder conditions such as 'gallstone disease,' where bile hardens like stones, 'cholecystitis,' which is bacterial inflammation in the gallbladder, and 'gallbladder polyps,' a condition where nodules form inside the gallbladder wall. Gallbladder removal surgery, known as cholecystectomy, can be performed using robotic surgery. This approach involves minimal incisions without traditional open surgery, resulting in reduced pain, fewer scars, and precise treatment due to a 10-15 times magnified view during the procedure.

Furthermore, robotic surgery is utilized for gynecological conditions such as 'uterine fibroids,' which are growths inside the uterus, and 'endometriosis,' where uterine lining tissue spreads to the fallopian tubes and ovaries, causing severe menstrual pain. By using robotic surgery, it is possible to remove only the affected tissues while minimizing damage to the uterus and ovaries, without resorting to complete removal. Even when the size of the fibroids is as large as the uterus itself, they can be safely excised, and meticulous suturing allows for the preservation of fertility and the uterus.


Additionally, conditions like 'benign prostatic hyperplasia,' where the prostate enlarges and compresses the urethra, as well as diseases such as prostate cancer and bladder cancer, can be effectively addressed through robotic surgery. The prostate is deep inside the body, making it challenging for human hands to access. Robotic surgery, with its ability to rotate 360 degrees and its precise articulation, enables surgery in areas that are difficult for human hands to reach, ensuring accuracy in the procedure.



Hospital Director Shin Myoung-ju stated, "MJ Hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art medical equipment to provide the best healthcare services. Through the activation of robotic surgery at the center of smart healthcare services, we aim to specialize in international healthcare, offering more precise and advanced medical services."