The Hospital Clínic incorporates the first robot which will perform surgical procedures by a single orifice

The Hospital Clinic of Barcelona is from today on the first hospital in Spain, and one of the firsts in Europe in using the new surgical robot da Vinci Xi, a high technology equipment specially able to perform gastrointestinal surgical procedures with the minimal invasion for the patient. Furthermore, in the near future, this new equipment will allow, in a more optimum way, the surgery by a single orifice thanks to the Single Port technology (SP). With this new acquisition the Hospital Clínic has clearly made a strong commitment in the use of robotics for surgical procedures. Dr. Antonio M. de Lacy, Head of the Gastrointestinal Surgery Department, together with Dr. Josep M. Piqué, General Director of Hospital Clínic, Frank van Hyfte, Sales Director at Intuitive Surgical, and Xavier Carbonell, CEO in Palex, have presented this new equipment in a press conference.