Brand new robot for general surgery in Sint-Andries Hospital Tielt
“With the help of the robot, we can place a net through the abdomen at the back of the abdominal muscles during an operation for an umbilical hernia. Without the robot, this is quite difficult and must be done through open access,” explains abdominal surgeon Sébastien Strypstein .
The type of robot also uses AZ Sint-Jan in Bruges, but for now only for urology. Tielt is the first in general surgery. For the patient, this means fewer scars and a faster recovery. The doctor then sits in a more comfortable position and can work very precisely thanks to the 3D screen.
“The difference with other systems is that these are four separate arms. It is mainly about positioning, which makes the system innovative and easier,” says Wouter Marchand of Sint-Andriesziekenhuis Tielt.