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Monday November 03rd, 2014

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.

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Friday September 05th, 2014

Presentation of the channel in advanced surgery, AIS Channel, at Barcelona’s City Council

Today has been presented at the City Council of Barcelona the AIS Channel (Advances in Surgery), a project created with the aim of sharing the latest modifications in surgical technique with working professionals, as well as training those of tomorrow. It is an initiative promoted by the team of Dr. Antonio M. Lacy, head of gastrointestinal surgery at Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, who is renowned worldwide for its pioneering innovations in minimally invasive surgical techniques. Dr. Lacy presented the project with two managers from Olympus, Ramon Martori and Frank Drewalowski. Xavier Trias, Mayor of Barcelona, closed the presentation.

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Thursday December 13th, 2012

Bariatric surgery improves metabolic and inflammatory profile of those morbid obesity patients undergoing surgery

Annals of Surgery publishes a work which shows type 2 diabetes remission rates over 60% in morbid obesity patients undergoing bariatric surgery. Initially this percentage reaches 75% but the disease reappears when weight control and healthy lifestyle are not maintained at the long-term. Metabolic control is improved even when there is not a complete diabetes remission. With Amanda Jimenez as the first author, the work was led by Dr. Josep Vidal, head of the Endocrinology and Nutrition Service at Hospital Clínic and leader of the IDIBAPS team Diabetes: metabolic and molecular networks, and Dr. Antonio M. Lacy, Head of the Gastrointestinal Surgery Service at the Hospital Clínic and member of the IDIBAPS team Gastrointestinal and pancreatic Oncology.

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Thursday October 06th, 2011

Hospital Clínic of Barcelona developed a technique pioneered in the world for total removal of the colon through the anus

El Dr. Lacy y su equipo, con Àlex, el pacienteIt is the simplest form of surgery. It is called MANOS (Microlaparoscopy Assisted Natural Orifice Surgery) and represents the evolution of the technique NOTES (Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopy Surgery), the surgical approach that allows to operate through the body’s natural openings, used to remove tumors or organs through vagina, mouth or anus. Dr. Antonio Mª de Lacy, Head of Gastrointestinal Surgery Unit at the IDIBAPS – Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, a pioneer in developing minimally invasive surgical techniques, has made for the first time ever the complete removal of the colon through the anus, using a hybrid technique that combines laparoscopy and endoscopy, and avoids the infectious complications related to the transanal route. Results will be published in the journal Surgical Endoscopy.

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Tuesday December 01st, 2009

Hospital Clinic of Barcelona and Massachusetts General Hospital extract a rectal mass through the anus

Hospital Clinic of Barcelona and Massachusetts General Hospital extract a rectal mass through the anus

Performing surgical operations without leaving scars has ceased to be a chimera and has become a reality. This is demonstrated by the recent surgical advances made using NOTES (Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopy Surgery), an innovative surgical approach that allows surgical access using the body’s natural orifices. The results are all advantageous for the patient: lack of scars, shorter hospital stay and faster recovery. Currently, this type of minimally-invasive surgery is still in the research and development stage. Surgery through the mouth and vagina has been successfully used, but the transanal route (through the anus) is less utilized.

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