Advanced surgical robotic technology introduced to Johannesburg and Cape Town

State - of - the - art system an important step forward for medicine in SA

Tuesday, June 24 2014

Advanced da Vinci robotic technology that enables surgeons to perform highly intricate, minimally invasive surgical procedures has been introduced to Johannesburg and Cape Town for the very first time . Medical speci a lists are hailing th is initiative by Netcare as an important step forward for medicine in South Africa.

The state - of - the - art da Vinci Si technology , which will initially be used to perform surgery on prostate cancer patients, has been installed at Netcare Waterfall City Hospital in Midrand and Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital in Cape Town . Jacques du Plessis, managing director of the Netcare hospital division , says , “ T he new technology is a major investment by our group in South African medicine and is driven by our commitment to continue creating an environment for our specialists to offer their patients the latest in prostate can c er treatment that have been proven internationally to enhance outcomes . S uperb clinical outcomes are being achieved with the system , which is highly regarded is around the globe,” adds Du Plessis.

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