Today Gemelli is one of the few hospitals in the world to have two DaVinci surgical robots and two more Medtronic Hugo robots are in the process of being installed.
They're used for urological and gynecological interventions, but also thoracic-cardiac surgery and transplant surgery.
Da Vinci robotic surgery is the latest evolution of minimally invasive surgery, in which the surgeon does not operate with his own hands but by maneuvering a robot remotely: sitting at a computerized console placed inside the operating room.
The computerized system instantly transmits the movement of the hands to the robotic arms to which the various sophisticated surgical instruments such as pliers, scissors and dissectors are attached. A technologically advanced approach that brings countless pre-intra-post-operative benefits, both for the patient and from a clinical point of view. Robotic surgery using the Da Vinci robotic system allows a precise surgical gesture, less bleeding, lower post-operative infection risks, shorter hospitalization and recovery times.
The use of robotics in healthcare is not a new thing, but the new robot-assisted surgery system called Hugo represents a real turning point for what concerns access to highly innovative technologies: if compared with the robotics of the previous twenty years, this new instrumentation has more competitive costs and, therefore, can be used by doctors in surgical interventions with a much greater frequency than in the past. Furthermore the high precision of this technology allows specialists to act quickly, reducing even more the risk of damaging organs or tissues adjacent to the district subject to surgery, and favoring a much faster post-operative convalescence for the patient.
Moreover, we are the home of the GeRoMe center (Gemelli Robotic and Mentoring center) – an international reference point in Applied Robotic Surgery, Research and Mentoring in Robotic Surgery that offers great advantages, in that it aims to promote minimally invasive surgery).
The simultaneous presence of all the robotic platforms available on the market makes GeRoMe Center unique, and constitutes an important step towards a new concept of Personalized Robotic Surgery.
The new operating rooms are equipped with the latest generation of surgical robots and the most modern electrosurgical systems that involve the use of radiofrequency and ultrasound, to allow surgeons to perform minimally invasive interventions both laparoscopic and robotic and endoscopic.
It is a technology that allows to improve the accuracy and precision of interventions, reducing surgical time and complications.
Besides, when the interventions to be carried out are in the gynecological oncological field, surgeons can also take advantage of a infrared technology in partial white light, which allows to identify the indocyanine green lymphatic tracer in the patient's body, thus identifying the sentinel lymph node and being able to carry out a more accurate cleaning of the tumor itself.
Finally, the rooms are equipped with advanced teleconferencing systems that allow the surgeon to be virtually connected with other centers, recording and documenting the clinical case. Thanks to the same technology, it is also possible to create teaching material for participants in courses within the structure and for postgraduates.