Spain sees the world’s first lung transplant performed entirely by robot

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Article via on 19 Apr 2023

This new lung transplant technique uses a robot dubbed “Da Vinci” and no longer requires breaking a patient’s ribs.
A team of surgeons in Spain has successfully performed the world’s first robotic lung transplant.
This allows us to open only the skin, and to insert this lung little by little,” said Dr Albert Jauregui, Head of Thoracic Surgery and Lung Transplant Service at Vall D’hebron Hospital.
Xavier, 65, became the world’s first patient to undergo a fully robotic lung operation.
A similar surgery was performed at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, but the robot was only partially used there.

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