ROBOT-ASSISTED SURGERY: UTMOST PRECISION
Since its foundation, the Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen has been devoted to providing optimum medical care. Accordingly, its range of therapies has been always guided by the latest advances in modern medicine.
Accordingly, a surgeon with many years of experience was appointed to form a specialized team for robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery and Europe’s first da Vinci®-Si surgery robot was acquired thanks to subsidies from the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation. With 900 beds and approximately 1,900 employees at two sites, the Alfried Krupp Hospital is one of the largest hospitals in Essen and it may be considered as one of the leading providers of acute care in North Rhine-Westphalia. Seventeen departments as well as seven certified centres are affiliated to the Alfried Krupp Hospital, an academic teaching hospital of the University of Duisburg-Essen.
The da Vinci®-Si system is considered the most modern development in the field of minimally invasive surgery. This robot-assisted technology enables surgical intervention with maximum precision while exposing the patients to minimum stress. By this‘small-incision’ or 'keyhole surgery', even major interventions can be carried out carefully, reducing post-operative pain and allowing earlier resumption of daily activities. The da Vinci® method is currently employed for prostate, bladder, and kidney surgery, as well as for continence operations and refertilization at the Urology Clinic of the Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen.