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St. Luke’s surpasses a thousand robotic surgery cases

Surgeries have saved lives countless times. Now, St. Luke’s Medical Center Global City celebrates an impressive milestone: successfully performing thousands of robotic surgery cases in the Philippines.


Since the introduction of the third generation da Vinci surgical system in 2010, St. Luke’s has performed robotic-assisted surgeries including general, gynecological, urological, trans oral, and thoracic cases.


Compared to the other methods, robotic surgery offers patients more benefits. With greater visualization, enhanced dexterity, and greater precision, the robotic technology eases the surgery experience. Since the tech allows for smaller incisions, patients can enjoy shorter hospital stays, less scarring, and faster recovery time. Also, there’s minimal risk of blood loss causing fewer complications and smaller chances of infection.


In its relentless pursuit to be a top medical center, St. Luke’s equips its surgeons with the latest cutting-edge technology. Surgeons at its Institute of Surgery undergo training and simulation workshops at the Advanced Surgical Traning and Simulation Laboratory (ASTSL) and Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery Center (MIRSC). This advanced training hub features virtual simulators, the LAP Mentor with haptic feedback and the GI-Bronch endoscopic simulator.


Need to schedule a consultation with a St. Luke’s surgeon or want to learn more about robotic surgery? Contact the St. Luke’s Institute of Surgery at trunkline (02) 789-7700 ext. 7144.

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