A team of surgeons from the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has performed the world’s first completely robotic liver transplant. This innovative procedure, which is traditionally invasive and complex, was made possible through the use of robotics. With this technology, surgeons were able to make smaller incisions, reduce recovery time, and minimize the risk of complications such as infections and surgical problems.
The patient who underwent this historic operation was a 66-year-old Saudi man with non-alcoholic liver cirrhosis. After the successful surgery, the patient was discharged on September 6th. Dr. Dieter Broering, Executive Director of the Center for Organ Transplant Excellence, described this achievement as a “crucial moment in the history of organ transplants.”
The use of cutting-edge robotic technology allowed the medical team at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre to perform both donor and recipient surgeries with precision and minimal invasion. While other medical centers already offer minimally invasive liver transplants using hybrid techniques, the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre is the first to successfully perform a completely robotic liver transplant.
This innovative achievement highlights the commitment of the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre to advancing medical innovation and improving healthcare services. With this development, they have solidified their position as a global leader in the field of robotic liver transplants.
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